During the long-board surfing craze at Cypress Gardens everyone…

During the long-board surfing craze at Cypress Gardens everyone wanted in on the action, even Miss America Vonda Kay Van Dyke took a ride on a board when she visited. A little coaching from Dick Scotter and she was ready to “hang 10” in no time. #wakesurfing #hangten #waterskiing #waterski #inlandsurfing #Lifeonthewater #showskilife #missamerica #classicphotography (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

These waves don’t end until the boat runs out of gas. The…

These waves don’t end until the boat runs out of gas. The wake surfing surfing craze hit Cypress Gardens early days of the sport, that being the early 1960’s. Dick & Judy Scotter showing their doubles skills surfing on Lake Eloise. #wakesurfing #inlandsurfing #waterskiing #showskiing #classicphotography #lifeonthewater #jantzen #cypressgardens #showskilife (at Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida)

Just out! Cypress Gardens skier Brenda Mitchell and surfing pro,…

Just out! Cypress Gardens skier Brenda Mitchell and surfing pro, Hobie Alter, featured in an article by Zenon Bilas in the June 2016 issue of “Power Boating Canada.” #waterskiing #wakesurfing #inlandsurfing #lifeonthewater #classicphotography #powerboatingcanada
(at On Lake Eloise)

From “batter’s up” to “surf’s…

From “batter’s up” to “surf’s up,” baseball players turned Cypress Gardens water skiers, or in this case, surfin’ skier. Kent Thaxton carrying Judith Hall in the classic drape position. #waterskiing #strapdoubles #wakesurfing #showskiing #lifeonthewater #classicphotography #waterskishows #loveblackandwhite (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)