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112, 2015

Tony Klarich’s All-Time Top 50 Photos: 36-40

 

#36 Family On Board

Photo: Vicki Mack, 2008

For several years in the 1980s we did a family watersports photo for our Christmas card. This was one was my favorites, set on the Parker Strip of the Colorado River. It was a little tricky for all three of us to do a deepwater start on this stand-up […]

2911, 2015

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. $100,000 Experiment

 

$100,000 EXPERIMENT
 

At Flight Worlds 2000 I was still the one to beat in Tricks, but Free Ride and Big Air were up for grabs.

For me, the year 2000 was the peak of my involvement with hydrofoiling. My Flight World Newsletter and mail order business was generating enough money to make it worthwhile, and I was […]

2510, 2015

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. EVENTS HORIZON

EVENTS HORIZON
 

In 1998 I teamed up with Chuck Sacks of California Skier to put on the Flight Worlds of Hydrofoiling. Chuck controlled the Lake Elsinore inlet channel, which was close to home and had calm water. It was another education in planning and organizing a big event, complete with vendors, sponsors, exhibition acts, and insurance […]

1010, 2015

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Sky Ski. TRIPPIN’ WITH SCHÖRNO

 

TRIPPIN’ WITH SCHÖRNO
 

Mike is fond of saying that there never would have been a Sky Ski without Peter Schörno. When the legal battle heated up between Bob and Mike, Peter stepped in and gave Mike all the support he needed to flight the case, and when the legal drama was over he helped get Sky […]

610, 2015

Tony Klarich’s All-Time Top 50 Photos: 41-45

#41 Herb O’Brien & The Joker

Photo: Shonna Klarich, 1994

Spending time with the legendary Heb O’Brien was always a treat, but to be with him while I did a photo shoot for the HO Joker kneeboard was priceless. Herb came down to Mike Mack’s place on the Colorado River to enjoy some quality time on the […]

510, 2015

Tony Klarich’s All-Time Top 50 Photos: 46-50

 

 

#46 Helicopter Dock Start on a Slalom Ski

Photo: Art Brewer, 1982

The summer of 1982 was my breakout year as a hot dog water skier. My uncle Mike Murphy popularized the sport in the 1970s with moves like the backwards deepwater start, wake 360 and tumble turn. I wanted to be like Mike, and once I […]

510, 2015

All-Time Top 50 Photos of Tony Klarich: Master List

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1203, 2015

Free Stock Photos – GoPro Water Skiing Images, Royalty Free

 

When I first announced that I was giving away my best water ski photos for free personal and commercial use under the Creative Commons 3.0 License, my friends and family thought it was a little nuts. But I figure it’s better to have these images out in the world than collecting dust in a filing […]

1103, 2015

How to Get This Epic GoPro Water Skiing Shot on a Slalom Ski

 

While reviewing some random GoPro photos in Spring 2014, I noticed the beautiful pattern in the water as the ski sinks during a landing. So I set out to capture that moment with nice light and colors. After nearly a dozen set on various skis, water conditions, and lighting, I started to figure out a […]

1003, 2015

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. IT’S THE CHEESE

 

 
IT’S THE CHEESE
 

Mike, Ron Stack, and I dominated the early days of inventing new moves on the foil. We came up with nearly all of the first 100 tricks that would be considered the standard moves in the sport.

The overall level of riding skyrocketed again around the turn of the century, and different styles of […]