It’s clear that the influence of surfing on snowboarding is huge right now. This is most obvious when you consider the explosion in surf-inspired snowboards currently on the market. Only a few years ago it was rare to see a swallowtail on the mountain, at least outside of Japan. These days they’re everywhere.
Snowsurf has brought a fresh aesthetic to snowboarding that’s all about celebrating the turn; whether in waist deep powder or on morning corduroy. It has less to do with technical ability and is more about individuality and personal enjoyment.
Here are a few of my favourite surf inspired snowboards available this winter.