I can't tell if these surf skis are a brilliant invention or one of the dorkiest things I've ever seen. Probably a little bit of both.
Invented by Vermonter Jason Starr, surf skiing was invented because of "Starr's belief that surfing and skiing share a bond as originals in the world of action sports, both rooted in rich cultures and ancient histories, and both fueled by timeless sources of peace and power-the ocean and the mountains. They co-exist harmoniously on the snow, and the relationship now extends to the surf." Sure. They kind of remind me of those street skis that old guys use to practice cross-country skiing in the summertime.
And while I'm sure these are pretty fun, I assume if you bring these out to a serious surfing spot you're just asking to get your face punched. [Stoke Report]