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  • Joy is often found in sharing the thrill! 
photo@MikeClary 
#firsttime #shoulderride #waterskiing
  • Top Dog 
Jack and Doug stole the show at Kid’s Day earlier this month. This is the second year my team has participated by putting on a ski show during the lunch break. This year @csrchildrensfoundation Kid’s Day towed and gave boats rides to 800 mentally and physically challenged children! 
More info: CSRChildrensfoundation.org 
photo @rudd.justin 
#itsadogslife #showskiing #diskandladder
  • Looking Back 2 
Coming in HOT during the first 180 of a 720 tick-tock landing during a Canyon Lake Ski show. I only made this move 2 times before getting on the #HOfreeride , and have since been able to land it fairly consistently. 900? 
Photo @MikeClary 
#slalom #hotdogging #waterskiing #crossfitmasters
  • Looking Back 
Over the past couple of years my grandfather’s freeboard has been one of my favorite rides.
Yesterday I received a brand new 71” Free Ride ski from HO @hoskis. I hope that the extra length, surface area and amazing “float” of this ski will work well for my intended dual purposes; that is, taking 2 disciplines of skiing that have been around for decades, and applying new technology to see how far I can take them. 
1. The Free Ride as a freeboard
2. The Free Ride as a single doubles ski 
Stay tuned for images from the future past. 
tK 
#freeboard #singledoubles
#futurepast
  • Submarine 
Uncle Mike Murphy @next_foils performs one of his signature moves during a run at Flight Worlds 2000. 
Mike got the idea to invent this low flying move in the mid 1990s after seeing his friend Larry Rippenkroeger innovate a similar trick on a stand up jet ski. 
Announcer: @tommyslespaul 
#hydrofoil #worldchampionships #skyski
  • Experience the Thrill…SKURFER! 
I dusted off my 1985 (first year) model Skurfer in preparation for exhibitions later this summer at the 20th World Water Ski Racing Championships @wwsrc2017 near Tacoma, WA. I will be riding 10+ items July 29th & August 5th in conjunction with the Sunfest Watersports Festival @sunfestWA 
#skurfer #expereincethethrill #vintagewake
  • West Side Riders 
With the Marine Stadium sign in the background, Jack is giving me a little training ride on the HO FAD. 
#breedapart #jackrussel #waterskiing #longbeachmarinestadium
  • On the down low with grandpa Murphy’s freeboard. 
#freeboard #waterskiing #skionanything
  • Best Pictures

Our best pictures are submitted for a 5-week photo contest with my son @K2klarich. 
Slide to see all 6 pics and let me know which ones are your favorites!

#photocontest #CanonPhotos vs. #iphonephotos

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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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