Chuck Barfoot / Founder

Chuck Barfoot

Chuck Barfoot

Chuck Barfoot started designing snoboards and skateboards in 1978 while working for Sims in Santa Barbara, CA, where he was an integral part of R&D. Chuck used his vast knowledge to design the first surf-influenced, fiberglass snowboards featuring foam core, swallowtail and a flex fin. At that time, they called the sport Snow Surfing. If it wasn’t for the influence of Chuck and a few others, we wouldn’t have snowboarding.

He went his own direction in 1981 and produced the highest quality snoboards and skateboards of the 80’s with revolutionizing concepts, materials and the legendary Barfoot craftmanship that makes a Barfoot a BARFOOT.

Chuck was inducted into Transworld’s Snowboarding Hall of Fame in 1997.

Chuck is currently working with Ernie DeLost on the long-anticipated revival of BARFOOT Snoboards, while continuing to break new ground in the skateboard market.

The difference between a BARFOOT and most other cruiser style longboards is that a BARFOOT is way ahead of these other brands in the quality and materials department, and is made in the U.S.A.

Chuck has been making skateboards since the 60s, was the co-inventor of the snowboard, used to surf for Greg Noll’s surf team, and most importantly, is the definition of a small boutique brand. The guy has done more for the sport’s of surfing, skating, and snowboarding together than anyone I know of. A true legend!

—Silverfish Longboarding


Hey, I'm really bored around here and the only thing to do is cruz. It's pretty landlocked and flat. I'm thinking about buying one of your boards because they are so original and cool. I love your hand-made style and how they are so retro. Well anyway, thanks ... more


Thanks for the update on your new products. I love my Nuuhiwa model BARFOOT Designs board. It's great for cross-stepping and noseriding. I'm stoked! Keep looking up,

—Frank Leonard  

I have a Munoz, Kekai, Velzy, and a Richards. All are top notch quality! You know how to do it right, Chuck!