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History

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Click for Photos 36-40 (with stories & related links)

Click for Photos 41-45 (with stories & related links)
            
 
Click for Photos 46-50  (with stories & related links)
                 

AQUAPLANE. The Every Ride History of Water Skiing

 

At the turn of the 20th century small boats called launches were just becoming powerful enough to tow riders. The first craze in towed watersports was a big flat board resembling a large door. The aquaplane was a popular device for decades, often referenced in early newspapers as an offshoot of surfing inspired by Hawaiian […]

Every Water Skiing Ride: RULES

Every Ride List “Rules”

 

How does one place rules on such an arbitrary endeavor?

I have been thinking about this list since 2004, and have come up with a few guidelines to impose upon myself when deciding if something “counts” or not.

I’ve also spent a lot of time talking to my uncle Mike Murphy about the list. […]

Every Water Skiing Ride: HISTORY of the List

 
History of the “Every Ride” List
 

It all started as a birthday stunt in 2004 inspired by my grandmother, Mary Murphy. She rode her hydrofoil to Catalina Island and back, a distance of 52 miles across open ocean, to celebrate her birthdays from age 79-88.

 

 

When it came time for my 40th birthday I decided to try […]

Every Water Skiing Ride. MASTER LIST. Photos, Videos, History, and More.

Every Ride
 

Documenting rides on every known water skiing device, and then some.

73 Total

48 ridden by Tony Klarich

 

Evolution of the Every Ride List

Every Ride “Rules”

 
The List
Click hyperlinks on individual rides for info, history, photos, and videos. If you have info to document changes to this list I would love to hear from you! My goal is […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Sky Ski.

 

 
SKY SKI
 

I think of Mike’s time running Sky Ski from 1997 to 2004 as the golden days of foiling. His shop was in Lake Elsinore, just minutes from our homes in Canyon Lake. Now Mike was free to let loose with all the innovations and new designs that had been bottled up inside him for […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. You’re Fired.

 

 
YOU’RE FIRED
 

The partnership between Bob Woolley and Mike Murphy at Air Chair was always a strained one. That was unfortunate because each man had a set of skills the other did not have, and together they had what it took to run a successful business.

Mike was the star and front man. He was already a […]