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2015 has been a phenomenal year for the man that WaterSki magazine called “The Guy Who Can Ski on Anything.” In the summer of 2015 Klarich pulled off an all-day feat of skill and endurance at his “50 for 50,” living up to his catchphrase by riding 50 different things in one day to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Event Photos by Mike Clary & Mike Boettger
The extreme event reconnected Klarich with the watersports industry after many years of infrequent activity. “I’m so excited to be back in the game,” said Klarich. “Pulling off this event with such great success and positive response has me excited about towed watersports again, and I feel like my future in the sport is wide open.”
The entire event was filmed by 5 professional videographers including Marcus Brown from FlowPoint TV and Greg Browning from Body Glove. Marcus is heading up the planned documentary (watch pre-event video below). This film festival quality documentary will use classic images and interviews to tell the story of Mike Murphy and his nephew Tony Klarich. The Murphy-Klarich family legacy is the creation of new ways to ride, and the full expression was realized at the 50 for 50.
Why does Klarich ride all this crazy stuff and who inspired him? Find out in this short video biography.
Directed by Marcus Brown for FlowPoint TV
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Summer 2015: Klarich named to the United States Show Ski Team that will compete at the 2016 World Championships.
Spring 2015: Klarich named to HO Legends Team along side Bob LaPoint and Wade Cox.
Winter 2014-15: Tony Klarich recently named to the WHOF founding Board of Directors.
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At the end of 2014 Tony and his uncle Mike Murphy completed a series of free videos on how to hydrofoil.
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