Snurfer Exhibit at MCC Library

A vintage ad for a snurfer shows a man snurfing down a hill in front of spectators. In a large print, the words "Snurfer is Here" by JEM cover the image.

Muskegon Community College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Snurfer’s Invention with an exhibit in the Hendrik Meijer Library on campus from Dec. 1-March 31.

A special reception will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, when the Library will honor the invention of the iconic winter sport in Muskegon, as well as the College’s special place in its early growth. The event is free and open to the public.

The library exhibit features photographs of the World Championship Snurfing competition hosted by MCC, an array of vintage Snurfer boards, clothing and more. The library hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1-6 p.m. on Sundays. The Library will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24 through Jan. 5.

The MCC exhibit is part of a yearlong celebration of the Snurfer’s invention by Muskegon’s Sherman Poppen. The Snurfer was featured this fall in a Travel Channel segment “Granddaddy of Snowboarding” and in the November edition of Michigan History Magazine.

For more information on the other events, contact Ron Pesch at or at (231) 759-7253.