• 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”

#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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Sponsorship 2017-04-21T22:41:07+00:00

Updated 1-11-14

Dear Sponsors,


Thanks for your interest in the “50 for 50”, a non-profit event benefitting Boys Town California.

I am now seeking SPONSORS to partner in my unique journey leading up to the big day: 50 rides on 50 different things to celebrate turning 50 years old. MILLIONS of impressions have already been generated on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, my website, and more. I am seeking not only industry sponsors, but also health and fitness companies.

WHY SPONSOR? Unique water skiing event = plenty of traditional coverage. But I’m planning on going bigger! I’ll use all my tricks of the trade from 30 years in marketing and promotions to try and extend this event to the mainstream. I will be using every avenue possible (details below):



TITLE Sponsor (1) – Headline Branding with All Promotions. I am looking for a strategic title sponsor to help take this event to the next level!

PARTNER Sponsor (3-5) – Prominent Placement with All Promotions.       Body Glove, Radar Skis, Boat Company, CrossFit? –

SUPPORTING Sponsor – Featured Placement with Most Promotions

T-SHIRT Sponsor – Pay for144 shirts – your logo featured on sleeve.

Want to Sponsor One of the 50 Rides? Let’s Talk!


Sponsor Benefits (tailored to level of sponsorship)

20-50 New YouTube Videos leading up to the Event

Dozens of new photos riding new objects, experimenting with camera angles, and select product placement.

Product placement in photos and videos leading up to event for select sponsors

Featured press coverage in trade magazines

Direct links to your business on (I personally do the web design so changes and updates are quick and easy)

Multiple clickable links / shoutouts on Instagram and Facebook

Event T-Shirts

Event Video


Social Media: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook & others

Traditional Media: press releases and feature stories in watersports magazines, regional newspapers, etc.

Video features with sponsors released through their media channels

Video: I will personally be hiring professional photographers and videographers to document the event. Sponsors will be able to use images from the event for their own promotions.



Creative Commons: I will be making many of the images generated from this event available for Free Royalty Free use under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. That means people get to use them for commercial and personal use, and that the images will have a much better chance of being seen and used for a long time.

Documentary: I believe this journey would be an excellent topic for a documentary. I will be soliciting local film schools, and my contacts in the industry to find someone to capture this journey.

I will be sending out dozens of press releases to



Title(1), Partner(5-7), T-Shirt (1), Supporting, Individual Rides



Let’s lock this up as soon as possible to create the event logo and start using it immediately! This means more coverage in the many months leading up to the event.

“Cost” $5000 or equivalent

This single title sponsor will receive headline branding with the event.

Title sponsor will be worked directly into the event logo.

VIDEOS (20-50) Branding on all event related videos between now and then. I will create additional videos featuring your product.

Headline clickable links on all social media posts: “Title Sponsor 50 for 50” Sponsors: list of sponsors in descending order with clickable links


PLUS all the other standards that come with traditional sponsorship. Prominent banner on site, social media, website, etc




Key Partners Integral to the Presentation and Completion of This Event

“Cost”: Substantial donations in kind and featured cross-promotions, support on day of event

Body Glove, Radar Skis, wanted: Boat Company (seeking use of promo boat until event), wanted: CrossFit, wanted Baby Boomer demographic

VIDEOS (20-50) Prominent placement with logo on all event related videos between now and then

Prominent clickable links on all social media posts: “Title Sponsor 50 for 50 Sponsors: list of sponsors in descending order with clickable links




“Cost”: Donations in kind and cross promotions

CrossFit by Overload

Clickable links on most social media posts: “Title Sponsor 50 for 50 Sponsors: list of sponsors in descending order with clickable links

Clickable Link on

Social Media: Multiple Posts featuring your product

Additional individual promotions tailored to your needs and level of commitment. For example, a video testimonial, photos with your product, etc.




1 Available

Cost: 12 dozen event shirts

Your logo featured on sleeve

Choose to use as an advertising expense or as a tax deduction through Boys Town California.

4-dozen t-shirts will be given to event volunteers & sponsors; the rest will be sold for $20, where all $20 will be donated to Boys Town California.

T-Shirt Sponsor also receives all benefits of Supporting Sponsor level.

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