I thought it was cool how my view of snowboarding as snow surfing coincides with the origins of snowboarding. I mean, the similarities are pretty obvious, but the *spirit* of surfing was there, not just skateboarding.
Not that I surf, but I would if I lived near a place where the surf was good. Don't skateboard either because I've always seen the consequences of falling as rather... harsh. For some reason I took to rollerblading.
Snowboarding is a perfect combination of risk/reward for me.