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50 for 50 Press Release

 

50-year-old skier rides 50 different things in one day!

Tony Klarich is a 10-time National and World Champion on a kneeboard, wakeboard, and hydrofoil, but in recent years has become known as the guy who rides on everything. In fact Klarich will be putting his skills to an extreme test on August 22, 2015 at the Long Beach Marine Stadium in Southern California.

Klarich will spend his Saturday (8 am- 6 pm) celebrating turning 50, while riding 50 different things behind the boat…everything from a wooden pallet and his grandma’s picnic table to a skateboard and an ice chest.

Guinness World Records has declined to certify the feat, so Klarich will be skiing on their book as a tongue in cheek protest. Several records will be attempted that day including the longest chain of skiers, most riders on different things behind one boat (representing the nine sport discipline of USA Water Ski, the governing body of towed watersports) and an attempt by Klarich’s uncle Mike Murphy at the world’s tallest hydrofoil (Mike will be trying 11′4″ and this will be an official Guinness World Record attempt.

Never before has so much water skiing history been demonstrated in one day. From the early 1900s to the 2000s and beyond, Klarich and his friends will demonstrate almost every aspect of towed watersports through the years. The day is organized into six acts that include a History of Wakeboarding, History of Hydrofoiling, Wooden Wonders, and more. The day will be both entertaining and educational, featuring vintage rides like a 1932 Aquaplane, 1958 Double Acts from Cypress Gardens, and a ride on the first wakeboard – the 1991 HO Hyperlite. Many of the rides will be costumed to their time period.

In between acts several of the world’s best skiers and boarder will be demonstrating towed watersports at it’s highest levels.

The event is free and open to the public and is a 100% charity event

 

More info at TonyKlarich.com

On Instagram @waterskierslife

Facebook: Adventures in Water Skiing

 

Images and video available upon request.

Tony Klarich     951-294-2985     ironmanskier@gmail.com

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