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 cabinet or buried somewhere in iPhoto. I recently learned that Dick Pope, Sr. – the mastermind behind Cypress Gardens – used the same technique to promote the Gardens. Most towed waterspouts enthusiasts have seen those old time photos of guys and girls on colorful skis – well most of those came from Dick Pope, Sr.


These photos are 100% free for personal or commercial use with a simple attribution. Details on use of these photos, and links to higher resolution images without a watermark are available HERE. (Free Stuff > Free Photos)

So here’s to hoping that a few of these photos can become the new classics…


A Cooler Ride: Ice chest water skiing has become  a crowd favorite.



Taking a Turn: Mounting a GoPro on this homemade handle-cam has provided some unique angles.



Up From the Deep: A deepwater start on a bare piece of wood. Paling = 1x4x5’6″ wood with no fin or bindings.



On the Table: Grandma’s picnic table make a fun ride. Thanksgiving will never be the same…



Off-Line: The artsy end of a slalom ski run.

Slalom Water Skiing - Free Stock Images by Tony Klarich.


 FreeRiding: Throwing a slalom ski 180 in the flats.



Stepping Up. A bird’s eye view atop the Body Glove disc and ladder.

Riding High on a Disc and Ladder. Free Stock Images by Tony Klarich.


Clowning Around: Pukie the Crossfit mascot rides a plyo box.



Oh Baby! Diaper wearing daredevil…

Baby New Year Water Skiing - Free Stock Images by Tony Klarich.



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