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  • A Halloween tribute ride to one of the all-time skiing greats - Alfredo Mendoza. TK photos @mikeclary #waterskiing #waterski #costumedwaterskiing #skinautique
  • Live Streaming 
It’s my first time out messing around with streamers. I’ve had a long-time vision of doing rolls on a sit-down hydrofoil with long streamers corkscrewing behind. I turned an 8 foot wooden pole into a handle and attached red streamers­ to each end. Not bad for a first try, but I know there’s a lot more to this one… 
#smokeandmirrors #hydrofoiling #waterskiing
  • Single Doubles 
I just picked up a 72” FreeRide from @hoskis specifically to work on single ski doubles. I’ve been inspired watching vintage show ski footage of my uncle Mike Murphy at Marine World where this act was a staple of the show. It’s so exciting to know there are still so many avenues to explore in water skiing after almost fifty years! 
#singledoubles #HOfreeride #showskiing
  • RIP Roger Crocker
Today we lay to rest a good friend, father, and amazing skier. We had so many shared memories and adventures…his accidental death is just another reminder of how precious life is and how important it is to live in love, thankfulness and awareness every day. 
#gonebutnotforgotten #waterskiing #legend
  • Making Spray 
Blasting a turn on my favorite slalom ski… 
photo: @mikeclary 
@hoskis #HOfreeride #slalomskiing
  • Hot Dogging 🌭 TBT 1993 
2-trick invert line on a 67” @hoskis slalom.
Low tow, small wake, big fun! 💦 
music: danosongs.com 
#slalomski #hotdogging #waterskiing
  • PerrOle 
Macy, dog ✔
HO RAD+ disc ✔
GoPro on a Stick ✔ 
Pulling an 1 handed overhead 360 spin with a rookie ski dog!
 Music: bensounds.com
#DogandTonyShow #hoRAD #waterskidisc @hoskis
  • 3-2-1… 
The countdown is on to editing for the @CaliforniaSkier 50 for 50 Event Video! I can’t wait to work with the amazing video shot by @Marcus_Brown_ @GregsWorld and the rest of the crew. Editing by Jordan Gravatt @TattooedMedia. We are looking forward to telling a story that inspires people to set goals and get fit to reach them! 
Photos @MikeClary #mike_boettger 
#CaliforniaSkier50for50 #CrossFitMasters #fitat50 #ageisjustanumber #skionanything
  • First for Good Reason: 1983 
Throwing it back to my first big video appearance for O’Brien Skis. I still remember walking into the LA Boat show in ’83 and having this video playing at the @ObrienWatersports booth. It was my first taste of the “big time,” appearing alongside Camille Duvalle, Andy Mapple, and many other skiing greats. 
I’ve posted the entire video to YouTube…
Search “O’Brien first for good reason”

It’s the final stages digging up old footage for pre-production of the 50 for 50 feature video with Jordan Gravatt @tattooedmedia 
#obrienwatersports #slalomski #hotdogging

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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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