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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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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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