The Amazing Skiers of Cypress Gardens. As a y…

The Amazing Skiers of Cypress Gardens. As a young boy I saw a movie of the great snow ski racer, Zeno Colo, taking a swig of wine and a last puff on his cigarette before pushing off to win the World Championship Downhill, I believe in Oslo, in 1952. Never forgot that movie, and thirty-two years later, in Beirut, Lebanon, I found out, to my utter amazement, who placed second in that race, he was also a water ski champion, and not long after that race would join the Cypress Gardens water ski team. Here’s to you Simon Khoury! 👍👍👍
#waterskiing #showskiing #snowskiing #slalomskiing #downhillracing #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #bnw #cypressgardens (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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The beautiful skiers of Cypress Gardens. Photo…

The beautiful skiers of Cypress Gardens. Photo of world champion Maria Doria, Switzerland, skiing at Cypress Gardens, USA, sent by Ian Faulker, Australia. Love the size of that slalom ball! #waterskiing #showskiing #slalomskiing #worldchampion #showskilife #lifeonthewater #correctcraftboats (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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One of the great three-event skiers of all tim…

One of the great three-event skiers of all time, Mike Suydehoud, Water Ski Hall of Fame 1987, turns another year over today. Happy Birthday Mike! #waterskiing #threeeventskiing #slalomskiing #trickskiing #waterskijumping #worldchampion #classicphotography (at Redding, California)
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The Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens. Fierce competitor,…

The Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens. Fierce competitor, vivacious show ski performer, Barbra Cooper-Clack took time off from skiing the daily CG shows in 1965 to win all three events in the Masters, Slalom & Jump in the Nationals and the World Slalom Championship in Surfers Paradise, Australia. #waterskiing #worldchampion #nationalchampion #masterschampion #slalomskiing #showskiing #trickskiing #waterskijumping #swivelski #cypressgardens #classicphotography (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our fav “Newzie” ‘footer,…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our fav “Newzie” ‘footer, Ben Groen. #barefootskiing #watersking #slalomo #wakecrossing #slalomskiing #lifeonthewater #waterskilife #nationalchampion #classicphotography (at Winter Haven, Florida)