Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do you ride regular or goofy? Origin of goofy footed

Where did the term goofy come from?
orward before the 1950′s"

This is a clip from Hawaiian Holiday by Disney circa 1937

Check out 43 seconds in...
...Goofy riding, well.. Goofy footed.

Maybe this shreds some light on the origin of goofy footed.  Perhaps more riders rode regular-footed (natural) and the remaining right-foot forward surfers were nicknamed goofy.  This term progressed to skateboarding, then snowboarding.

Thank you Goofy, You're a good character!

PS. Eero Ettala rides goofy and he can tweak a pretty mean method.
/// We are addicted

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