Muskegon native Sherman Poppen invented the Snurfer on the dunes of Pere Marquette Beach and is considered the grandfather of the snowboard.
A group of about 20 participants gave it their best sho,t making it from top to bottom on a snow-covered dune just a short hike behind the Block House.
In the classic board category, Chris Johnson took first place in 25.72 seconds. Winning the new-style board category was Nick Faino with a downhill time of 12.71 seconds. Blaze Reetz captured the beginner title with a 16.81 second run.
The sun was shining and the hill was fast with many spectators watching. Check out a few photos from the action and other top finishers.
New Sytle Board Category:
3rd- Kenny Kibbey (30.07)
1st – Blaze Reetz (16.81)