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  • How low can you go? Laying down a bodyslide on a ski with no bindings!

#freeboard #vintageski #waterskiing
  • On the down low with the Slingshot Wakefoil, no bindings edition. 
#wakefoil #waterski #wakeboard
  • Freeboarding!

This ski is my grandfather's Nick Murphy, Sr. from the 1950s.

I got the inspiration for this move from a 1980s Brett Wing backwards barefoot move.

Freeboarding has been around since the late 1940s, and it has become one of my staple rides. Its’ great for developing all-around-balance> this ride is easy enough to be accessible but tough enough to be challenging!

#freeboard #waterskiing #goprowater #bareback
  • TBT 2015
Hanging with Hall of Fame skier Sammy Duvall during Surf Expo in Orlando. Sammy still has a bounce in hit step. I witnessed dozens of 200+ foot jumps during the glory days of the water ski pro tour.  On site repping the WHOF @wakeboarding_hall_of_fame for the inaugural induction ceremony. Photo by WHOF president Tommy Phillips @tommyslespaul
  • Slow Crow
Wakesurfing meets wakeboarding as  @tfred_ goes inverted with a 15 foot line at 11mph.

Wake courtesy @suncountrymarine

#wakeboarding #wakesurfing #hyperlitewake
  • Foiled Again

A couple of fun days figuring out this ride with uncle Mike Murphy, Mike Mack, and Dave O. 
Challenging, thrilling, and more than a bit edgy.

Photo: @pilates_stretch

#wakefoil #foilboard #wakesurfing
  • Freeboard!

One of my favorite rides last year was this red rider. My grandfather's vintage ski from the 1950s'
It's a low impact ride, but great for balance and working both right and left foot forward. 
I highly suggest it for any towed watersports lovers.

My "trick" list is over 10 strong including a backwards deep water start! More to come... #waterskiing #slalomski #watersports
  • In 1953 skiing Superstar Alfredo Mendoza took a similar photo which has since become a classic in water skiing circles and beyond. My recreation is a tribute to the man who was a one of the all-time best in our sport.
photo & edit @mikeclary 
#waterskiing #watersports #costumedwaterskiing @lifeofawaterskier
  • Foiling Around?
Not sure if this is a joke or not, but I would love to take these out for a ride!

#waterskiing #hydrofoiling #lifeonthewater #wakeboarding

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Welcome watersports fans! There’s lots to see, and plenty of free stuff to download, so have fun digging around.

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.

California Skier 50 for 50

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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.

 

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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

 

Feature Documentary Coming Spring, 2016

Tony and his uncle Mike Murphy have been at the leading edge of towed waterspouts for more than 50 years. Get set for a wet and wild ride that documents their paths of invention and innovation. Directed by Marcus Brown.

 

“His Ride is Cooler”
Click to watch wacky rides and witty quips inspired by the popular “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Please like and share if you would like to see a few more! Thanks!

 

Here’s More Great Stuff to Explore on this Website

FREE: Adventures in Water Skiing Hot Dogging, Kneeboarding, Hydrofoiling

FREE: Flight Hydrofoiling Newsletter All 16 Issues in PDF format

FREE: Creative Commons Music.

FREE: Creative Commons Photos.

Video Links: Instruction, History, Wacky Rides & More!

Tony’s Timeline Scores of Classic Photos, Ads, and Video Links. 1969-2014

 

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Fall 2015: Tony’s All-Time Top 50 Photos. The countdown to #1 is on. Click to follow the progress.

 

Summer 2015: Klarich named to the United States Show Ski Team that will compete at the 2016 World Championships.

Team USA pyramid 2012

 

Spring 2015: Klarich named to HO Legends Team along side Bob LaPoint and Wade Cox.

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tony klarich front flip on slalom water ski HO sports

 

 

Winter 2014-15: Tony Klarich recently named to the WHOF founding Board of Directors.

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Wakeboarding Hall of Fame (WHOF website)

WHOF on Facebook

 

History of Wakeboarding Timeline (more WHOF info and links here)

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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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