History of the Snurfer
Snurfing 1978
February 12, 1978 - Muskegon Chronicle
 
The National Snurfing Contest took on new stature this year as JEM Corporation, manufacturer of the boards, stepped in to lend it a financial hand.  And it may be only the beginning.  The company is now interested in co-sponsoring the annual event with MCC's Student Representative Council and making it truly "national" in scope.
JEM Corporation General Manager Leo Parks and Corporate Vice President Bill Fix attend the 11th Annual Snurfing Competition to award $1,000 in prize money and offer to co-sponsor the event in the future. 

"Already in the planning stage are proposed local, and regional competitions with winners coming to Muskegon for the payoff event, the National Contest.  Also in the works is a National Snurfer's Association with tis own executive director and a national promotion of MCC's competition."

February 22, 1978 - Bay Window Collegiate
 
The February 1978 edition of Playboy features the Snurfer in a Sports feature called "One To Go" 

"Nick Johnson, an expert skier, is now considered the world's greatest Snurfer. He can do things on a Snurfboard that the Poppens couldn't have imagined."  Also featured, the Winterstick from The Winterstick Company in Salt Lake City, UT and the Single Ski from Bahne & Company in Encinitas, CA
 
$1,000 in Prizes Awaits Winners in Snurfer Meet
February 8, 1978 - Bay Window Collegiate
 
Snurfing Event Winds Up Winter Carnival
January 18, 1978 - Bay Window Collegiate
 
 
On December 19, 1978 JEM Corporation filed a patent application for an improved footrest for their version of the Snurfer. 
 
Muskegon, Michigan - The Birthplace of Snowboarding
History of the Snurfer and the Snowboard
An Online Exhibit
1965 - Sherm Poppen and the birth of Snowboarding
1966 - A Ride That Could Become The Nation's Newest Outdoor Craze
1967 - How Bobby Became King of the Snow
1968 - Ted Slater and Sally Waite win first 'World' Snurfing Champions
1969 - Second Annual Snurfing Championships
1970 - Snurfing Test Attracts 600 to Muskegon State Park
1971 - Brunswick advertising - The Snurfing Bug
1972 - Snow Flake Snurfing Contest
1973 - Snurfer is here!
1974 - Snurf's Up - The Word Spreads
1975 - Snurfing Goes National
1976 - Winter Wonderland
1977 - Winter Blast to Start Semester
1978 - The Great Blizzard of 1978
1979 - Jake comes to town
1980 - Championships leave Muskegon and gain national exposure
1981 - Snurfin' U.S.A. - 15 years later.
1982 - Snow Surfing Championships expand with event in Woodstock, Vt.
1983 - Weather cancels National Snurfing Championships at Pando
1984 - Novak crowned National Champion
1985 - The end of the National Snurfing Championships
 
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