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  • Really Big Shoe

The giant Rainbow Sandal was my last ride at the #CaliforniaSkier50for50 , but it was not mine. So I bought one on eBay, and had fun yesterday figuring out a new way to get up on it. The start is dialed in, and now it’s time to find out what this shoe can do!

@RainbowSandals @action_horizons_stunts 
#skionanything #ridetherainbow #wakeboarding
  • Kicking up a shroud of spray at the ShowCal Skier practice yesterday.

photo @mikeclary

I weigh about 210 pounds and with a shoe size of only 10.5, it is a big disatvantage for barefooting. When the boat only goes 39-40, the water breaks super far forward on my feet and it’s walls and walls of water!

#barefoot #waterskiing #showskiing
  • On the Table

All picnic tables are not created equal, as I learned at the MasterCraft 40-40-400 in 2004. This one was very heavy with the benches built in. There was also extreme drag because the of the considerable spaces between the tabletop piece. The solid table top is the way to go for tricks!

#onthetable #picnictable #waterskiing
  • TBT 2004  Landing a back roll on my homemade kneeboard hydrofoil at the 40 for 40.

#flipping #kneeboard #hydrofoil
  • Wake-Skate-Board

My best moves on this longboard are a beach start and 180s. For someone who is a better skater it is surly possible to do a towed dock start into a 180 kick flip start. GOALS…

Thanks for the board: @islandski
Thanks for the custom vest @billymeistrell & @bodyglove53

#wakeskate #wakeboard #longboarding
  • Ride the Rainbow (sandal)

The last ride from my 50 for 50! It was something new to me and took about 10 minutes to figure out! Good times with good friends.

I am currently gathering video and images for the upcoming documentary of my family’s life in towed watersports! Looking forward to the edit with @marcus_brown_

Event sponsor @californiaskier

Announcer: @tommyslespaul

Drivers @lkwdmorris @nextfoils

Drone video: @marcus_brown_

Additional video: @gregsworld

Song: “Climb to Elara” danosongs.com

#californiaskier50for50 #waterskiing #skionanything
  • 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

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BIOGRAPHY OF A LIFE IN SKIING

Tony Klarich has been a water skiing innovator for over 30 years. He has invented more than 100 tricks on a slalom ski, sit down hydrofoil, kneeboard, and wakeboard. In competition Klarich has garnered 11 national and world titles.

Tony Klarich Slalom Water Ski Kneeboard Sky Ski Wakeboard

 

“The guy who can ski on anything” took to the water for his 40th birthday, completing 40 miles on 41 different devices while performing 275 different tricks. Guinness World Records declined to recognize the one-day feat saying it was, “a little too specialised for a body of reference as general as ours”. Undaunted, Klarich plans to break his own record on his 50th birthday with 50 different items in one day, with one of the items being the Guinness book itself!

Tony Klarich Wacky Water Skiing CAn You Ride It Disc Paddle

 

As a 23-year member of the Screen Actors Guild he has appeared in numerous videos, TV commercials, and movies. He has also written over 200 feature and instructional articles for magazines worldwide.

Tony Klarich Water Ski Magazine COvers

 

Klarich is the nephew of Mike Murphy (co-inventor of the kneeboard and sit down hydrofoil), and is the grandson of Mary Murphy (who skied to Catalina Island and back every year since turning 80).

Klarich Murphy Water Ski Family

 

Check out Tony’s Timeline with classic photos, ads, and links to videos documenting his storied career.

 

Producer / Director
Producer: Flight Worlds (1996-2003) Hydrofoiling World Championships
Director: Hyperlite Wakeboards Amateur Tour 1996-97 Organized over 200 events, created “Tournament in a Box” template for grassroots wakeboard tournaments
Video Director/Videographer/Script: Hyperlite Boarding School 1 & 2, Hyperlite Twin Tail Ride Guide, 1998 Flight Worlds, Flight Worlds 2000

Writer / Publisher
More than 300 Articles Published Worldwide. Mostly water skiing instructional and feature stories in WaterSki Magazine, Wakeboarding Magazine, Trailer Boats, Flight World and numerous international publications.
Publisher: Flight World Hydrofoiling (1997-2001)
Author: Hot Dog Water Skiing
Author: Adventures in Water Skiing: Hotdogging, Kneeboarding, Hydrofoiling

Numerous Video & TV Appearances Including:
Nabisco Better Cheddar, Stanley Tools, Michelob Dry, Anheuser-Busch, Juicyfruit Gum, Ford Trucks, Selsun Blue, TV Host of “On the Water” and Many More!

11 Time World & National Champion Water Skier
Specializing in hydrofoiling, hot dogging, show skiing & more
Innovator of over 100 water skiing tricks

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