Kneeboarding in the USA

In the beginning, circa 1983, four men with the vision of kneeboarding as a competitive sport planned the creation of the American Kneeboard Association.  Richard Brown, Lonnie Marchand, Chuck Purdy, and Randy Andrus, friends from dfferent states met in Louisiana at Lonnie Marchands.  Fast forward  nearly 40 years.  The AKA  remains a "FunDamental" of all watering skiing.

Photo courtesy of Lonnie Marchand.  It was taken at the first meeting weekend of the 

American Kneeboard Association.

About Us

Lonnie Marchand

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Lonnie Marchand, pictured here in 2019, is one of the original founders of the American Kneeboard Association.  Lonnie was President in 1985.

Randy Andrus

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Randy Andrus, pictured here in 2018 is one of the original founders of the American Kneeboard Association.  Randy was President 1987 & 1988.

Richard Brown

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Richard is on of the original founders of the American Kneeboard Association. He was president in 1984 & 1986.

Charlei Purdy

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Chuck Purdy is one of the original founders of the American Kneeboard Association.  He has remained an active member of the AKA from its inception to the present.