Wakeboarding as a sport is scarely 30ish years old. It was invented and popularized after snowboarding took off internationally. Wakeboarding was originally called skurfing, and was a reference to "surfing" and "sking" and therefore a portmanteau (one word combined from 2 separate words such as smoke and fog creating smog). An Australian trademarked the name, so competitors created "ski boards". In 1991, Paul Fraser and his brother through HO Sports coined the word and produced "wakeboards" which revolutionized the sports as they were the first compression molded boards, allowing for extremely fast take offs, instead of the languishing wooden "ski boards". "Wakeboards" won the day with millions sold. In 1989, the world's first Skiboard Championships were held on the island of Kauai, Hawaii and wakeboarders began winning all the awards. Thus, having a wakeboard as opposed to a ski board became the natural obsession. Since then, enthusiasts on summer lakes love to sit and spin, jump the wake or stand like a surfer. Our wakeboard ornaments celebrate this incredibly fun sport. Find a wakeboard ornament personalized for boys and girls, blond and brunettes. Each ornament arrives in our velvet pouch, ready to make a great personalized Christmas ornament gift.
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