Photos and captions: Bud Fawcett
Craig Kelly is known to be the ‘Godfather’ of free-ridng. Craig brought so much to snowboarding, from the way we ride a snowboard, to the way we look when we ride a snowboard. Craig was a professional snowboarder up until the day he passed away in an avalanche near Revelstoke, BC.
Now we know that these are not the only ‘Fathers of Snowboarding’ but there’s only seven days in a week. Some of the other ‘Fathers’ that we would like to recognize are Sherman Poppin, Bob Barci, Bert LaMar, Tom Burt, Jamie Lynn, Terje Haakonsen, Chris Roach, Shawn Farmer, Damian Sanders, and many more who helped shape the sport into what it is today.