If you take a good look at the history of wake boarding, it is actually a mix of several sports with the outcome of wake boarding. This story goes back quite some time. Surfers in the past were seen being towed by boats while holding a ski rope. Sometimes they were towed behind trucks in shallow water. Later, they began to develop smaller boards. In 1985 someone by the name of Tony Finn, of San Diego, developed the board called the "Scurffer", which looked like a surf board but much smaller. This board was used the for rest of the decade. Then, a man named Herb O'Brien, of "H.O." Sports, invented the board that is used today. As the sport grew in popularity, so did the quality of the boards.
My story starts out the time I went camping with my family in to a lake called Pearrygin Lake, where, for the first time, I tried wake boarding. At first I wasn't very good at it and was really disappointed that I did not figure out how to wake board. I came back to that same lake the next year and finally did it.