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Bob Montgomery
inventor of the Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm), has been a surfer all his life and an extreme jetboarder for over 30 years. Bob Montgomery began surfing competitively in 1961 and went on to 
surf for such legendary surfers as Chuck Dent and Dewey Weber. Bob was one of the first charter members of the Huntington Beach Surf Association. Bob placed second by just two points behind Jock 
Sutherland at the Huntington Beach USSA Surf Contest. That year Jock would go on to capture the World Title.

Bob was a member of the Duke Kahanamoku Surf Team out of Huntington Beach, California. Duke Kohanamoku was the father of surfing and introduce surfing to the world. See picture below of Bob and Duke. 

Bob's vision and love of surfing, similar to Duke's vision, has been to introduce surfing to the masses through the sport of JetBoarding, so everyone could surf on flat water. 

Now everyone can get on a jetboard and Surf the World (tm) 

Let's go surfing now!   Ride the Fiberglass Rocketship (tm) !

.Bob has an extensive background in recreational water sports and the personal watercraft industry, spanning more than 25 years. His initial impact on the PWC industry occurred in 1977. At that time, Kawasaki jet skis were gathering dust at motorcycle dealerships. In fact, Kawasaki was about to close the doors on its jet ski product line. Mr. Montgomery approached Kawasaki and proposed a new direction to stimulate sales - target marine locations for selling PWC exclusively.

Below Brochure showing Bob Montgomery's former 1st Jetski Only Dealership with winning high performance aftermarket racing jetski products (including one of the very top racing teams, wining most of the jetski races):

Bob Montgomery designed the 236 Freestyle SurfJet Hull and the Pacifica SurfJet Hull in the late 70's/early 80's at his surfboard factory Aquatic Energy in Huntington Beach. Bob is on the design patent for the above mentioned SurfJet Hulls. Bob did SurfJet's marketing including brochures, numerous TV Shows and Magazine World Wide. See below Bob riding the SurfJet 236 Freestyle.
Gotta Watch This Classic  early 1980's Bob Montgomery riding in Hawaii, South American Hollywood Cigarette Commercial Video:
Bob Montgomery Top to Bottom Freestylin and banking off the lip!
Below:Bob Montgomery with his wife and son Chad Montgomery
Below: Bob Montgomery getting totally tubular on Bridgestone SurfJet Brochure!

He established the first such dealership, quickly outselling all other Kawasaki dealerships and leading the way for others to follow. Kawasaki's decision to pursue new marketing directions proved to be a billion dollar decision, resulting in the eventual overwhelming commercial success of the Jet Ski. Mr. Montgomery was active on the national scene as well, advancing promotional programs that have been successful to this day, like 'Demo Days' and televised Jet Ski racing. Mr. Montgomery's Kawasaki experiences in marketing, sales, rentals, service, repair, flooring, warranty, and the Dealer/Manufacturer relationship have proved invaluable in steering the Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm) project.


In 1981, Mr. Montgomery extended his knowledge of manufacturing, engineering and design to the Surf Jet Corporation in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

His patented design work made the Surf Jet Freestyle 236 and the Surf Jet Malibu 275 far more reliable and maneuverable than their predecessors. In 1987, Mr. Montgomery envisioned the mega market opportunity selling the surfing lifestyle to the masses that would accompany the development of an entirely new and conceptually different high performance motorized surfboard; featuring the sideways stance, the surfboard contour, ease of operation, performance and speed, embodied in a quality product. For years he has focused his efforts toward developing such a product. The result is the PowerSki Jetboard.


Below: Bob Montgomery getting Big Air on his Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
Below: Bob Montgomery hanging heels on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
Bob Montgomery believes PowerSki JetBoard's (tm) impact on the sideways stance industry could be a very big success. For example it's what Snowboard did to the skiing industry, selling the surfing lifestyle to the masses and the packaging, accessories, clothing and after market parts that goes with it. Bob’s vision is one where people from around the world and of all ages can experience the endless enjoyment of the surfing lifestyle with a Powerski Jetboard™ on any flat body of water. 

Below Bob and Joe in China, summer 2010.
Below: Bob Surfing in China on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm), summer 2010
Below: Bob Surfing in China on the Short Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm), summer 2010
Below: Bob Montgomery, Jim Walker, Chad Montgomery, jetboarders with Banana George 
during a PowerSki JetBoard session with the world famous bare foot and water skier.  

Above: Chad Montgomery surfing and ripping on the local breaks


Chad Montgomery grew up locally, here in the quaint little surf town, San Clemente, California. He is one of Bob Montgomery's sons. Bob has 4 sons and 1 daughter. So you could say that Chad grew up his entire life around water.. waves.. surfboards... and motors.... motors?? 


Below: Chad Montgomery on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)

We asked Chad what he thinks of the patented PowerSki Jetboard™, his reply wasn't very surprising, "loves riding it". You could say that Chad has been riding motorized surfboards I think before he could even walk. His Dad sure made sure that Chad would definitely be part of his dream. That one day they would be riding together, in tandemcruising and ripping through the sweet waters of the world aboard what they call, "The Fiberglass Rocketship".

From the very first days he SurfJet to now shredding on the Igniter 330™, Chad has taken what his father taught him to a whole new level. Can you believe it?? They're actually trying out new tricks in freestyling. You should see some of the maneuvers he goes through.

Below: Chad Montgomery on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)

Chad is definitely making a name for himself in the surfing community as well. He is competing in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA), and also local events. Here's how he's placed.

  • 1st Place at Seaside, Cardiff, CA 2004
  • 3rd Place Manhattan Beach, CA 2003
  • 1st Place at Seafest, San Clemente, CA 2003 
  • 2nd Place at Oceanside, CA 2002


Below: Chad Montgomery on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)

Chad's impressive performance has gotten the attention of several sponsors,Amerikan Clothing and Kaysen Surfboards.

As you can see, Chad is styling all his own.. we have not seen anyone ride theIgniter as he does... to take a G-Force Turn and to be completely extended justmillimeters above the water's surface is truly phenomenal. Its a pleasure to watch G-Force turn after G-Force turn, maneuvering the jetboard as though it was his private chariot. Full control at top speed and just drops it in to rip a G-Force turn that's tightsmooth, and laid out. 


Below: Chad Montgomery on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)


Below:Chad Montgomery doing a one legged turn on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
Below: Chad Montgomery catching Big Air on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm) 
American Idol Ryan Seacrest and Bob Montgomery featured in the New Edge TV Show:
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest rides the HydroForce Patented PowerSki JetBoard, see also exciting clips from Kevin Costner's, WaterWorld
Below: Ryan Seacrest taking off on the Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
Below: Ryan Seacrest coming back after a thrilling ride on the Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
http://www.youtube.com/user/hydroforcejetboard#p/u
Bob Montgomery got Laird Hamilton into the Water World Movie riding the Patented PowerSki JetBoard, starring Kevin Costner. After the movie Laird Hamilton became the host of the extremist TV Show and did a segment on Bob Montgomery and his invention, challenging Bob on Flat Water and then in the surf. 
Laird Hamilton host of the Extremists Sports TV Series surfs the PowerSki JetBoard on waves and Lake Elsinore.  Inventor, Bob Montgomery and Laird in jetboarding101 including wave riding and jumping the vintage jetboards at the trails in Pendleton CA.

Danielle Martin has been an excellent contribution to    the grow of the sport of jetboarding performing on the Patented PowerSki Jetboard since she first did a story on the craft for Planet X television in 1996. Danielle has performed at various events throughout the United States and just recently performed in Florida and the TV shoot with Beyond Tomorrow. 

Danielle is model, surf star and extreme athlete. She was one of the first female team riders and has perfected her G-Force turn with beauty and grace. She has a style all her own and her layout G-Force turns show complete control of the Jetboard. You figure after all these years, she is still excited to rip it out there with the boys... Go Danielle!!! 

 Danielle was one of the first female team riders and has perfected her G-Forceturn with beauty and grace. She has a style all her own and her layout G-Forceturns show complete control of the Jetboard. You figure after all these years, she is still excited to rip it out there with the boys... Go Danielle!!! 

 Danielle was one of the first female team riders and has perfected her G-Forceturn with beauty and grace. She has a style all her own and her layout G-Forceturns show complete control of the Jetboard. You figure after all these years, she is still excited to rip it out there with the boys... Go Danielle!!! 

Bruce James

Bruce is known for his eclectic style and outfits. This makes him a colorful rider to watch in the many shows he has been in riding the Patented PowerSki JetBoard.


Bruce James originally rode the Surfjet with Bob Montgomery in the 80's & 90's. He is a professional surfer and can go "switch foot". Switch foot is where the rider can face either direction on the board.


Bruce's smooth style lends itself to a comparison to a surfing bottom turn on a large wave in the islands.




Maciej Lisiak

Below Maciej laying down a turn on the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm) inside a small pound in Florida:
Maciej Lisiak is a long time snowboarder, skateboarder, windsurfer, kitesurfer from Poland and now surfer on the local California breaks. 

If you ask Maciej what JetBoarding means to him, he will tell you: 

"this is the next step in the sideway stance extreme sport! 

Laying it down on the Patented PowerSki JetBoard is the ultimate experience!". 

Maciej Lisiak has athletic background and long time passion for the extreme sideway stance sports going deep from the roots of his family, including racing in the national snowboard team after winning polish junior championship title, as well as competing as a racer windsurfer. 

In 2005 Maciej graduated with a Master's Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and started his career through a practical engineering intern with the former licensee PowerSki International Corp. Later on Maciej worked on a Design Engineering Position for the former licensee of the JetBoard Technology.

Currently Maciej is looking into the future and hopes to be taking the sport of jetboarding to the next level with the pioneers of flat water surfing!

Below Maciej Snowboarding at his favorite mountains in Poland: 
Below Maciej laying down a backside turn on Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm):

Below Maciej is riding the Long Nose Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm) on the Colorado River:

Veronica Kay 

Veronica i professional surfer & model. She rode the Powerski Jetboard™ in the Livin’ Large NBC tv show. 

Veronica says her inspiration comes from God, her family, the world around her, and not to mention Lisa Andersen.


Veronica exemplifies the positive and healthy image of the new sport of Jetboarding... 


"Be yourself, follow your dreams, and don't be afraid to go big."



Below: Veronica Kay featured in the Fox TV 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Show with Bob Montgomery the inventor of the Patented PowerSki JetBoard (tm)
JAN FROM GERMANY-Jetboard customer:
The jetboard is the best toy I´ve ever had. 

The last year I had a lot of fun with it.

First time I used it was on Lago di Garda, Italy. August 2011

Second time on Lago di Maggiore, Italy again in October 2011.

Jan from Germany