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

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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2013 was a great year on the water. Klarich started serious training for the “50 for 50” that will take place in Southern California in 2015. That will be 50 different water ski rides in one day to celebrate his 50th birthday.  It been all about experimenting with new ways to ride, and discovering unique ways to capture all the action.

DATE: Saturday August 22, 2015

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Klarich just named to HO Legends Team along side Bob LaPoint and Wade Cox.

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Wakeboarding Hall of Fame (WHOF)

Tony Klarich recently named to the WHOF founding Board of Directors.

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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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