I grew up in Dwight, at the north end of Lake of Bays. My grandfather owned a marina and we were fortunate enough to have an 80HP I/O with a Corvette shell. It made for a most excellent water ski boat. We towed all kinds of things behind it, tire tubes, pieces of styrofoam, wood discs and boards and everyone skied. Whether it was shoe skiis, banana skiis, slalom or just a pair of skiis, everyone got up and everyone had fun!
With the advent of wake boarding and wake surfing and the expensive, powerful boats required to tow or generate a surf able wake, I felt that the "simple" ski experience was disappearing.
The Muskoka Surfboard was designed and developed to introduce a wide variety of people to tow surfing on a locally made, hand shaped retro surfboard. The fact that it can be towed behind tin boats, PWCs, pontoon boats and regular bow riders made it "alternative" to what was currently happening on the water. Slow speed, without boots or bindings and relatively safe, it is something that you can ride on Saturday and Sunday and still go to work on Monday.
As we all know, fun things don't always pay the bills. There are presently 346 Muskoka Surfboards out "there" being enjoyed as the pictures attest. Unfortunately, at this stage in my life, I have to concentrate on running my full time business, Grandview Waterfront Products, year round so that it is viable and can support my hobbies, one of which is the Muskoka Surfboard.
I would like to thank my wife, daughters and friends for their support over the years, building a brand from the ground up is a tough go. I would also like to thank my cousin, Tracey, who shaped board #36 to #296 and to the retailers who supported selling the Muskoka Surfboard.
Ride on Muskoka Surfboarders!