First there were aquaplanes, then there were w…

First there were aquaplanes, then there were water skis and then there were pretty girls on aquaplanes throwing up a big spray. In this case the pretty girl’s spray caught Dick Pope, Jr.’s eye, he proposed and she became Mrs. Frances Pope! #waterskiing #waterskilife #aquaplane #showskiing #showskilife #cypressgardens #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #lifeonthewater (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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Competitive ski racer, Bruce Izatt, was the fe…

Competitive ski racer, Bruce Izatt, was the featured skier in the 1964 book “Water Skiing For Boys.” Considering the number of photos in the book I assume 12 year-old Bruce was a tired young man at the end of the day. He stills gets regular summer “workouts” on the water so if you’re near Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho this summer, keep an eye out for Bruce “shredding” behind his 24’ Crownline boat. #waterskiing #waterskiracing #skiracing #nwsra #lifeonthewater #learntoski #waterskilife (at California)
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Every so often we come across an OMG moment, t…

Every so often we come across an OMG moment, this one for the fashionistas who are too young, don’t remember, or want to forget, the CRAZY fashion patterns of the 60’s that invaded the world of water skiing too. #waterskiing #showskiing #styling #crazyfashions #parkwaywetsuits #60sfashions #waterskilife #showskilife #lifeonethewater (at South Amboy NJ Blissful Living)
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Freddy Krueger flying toward the Moomba Master…

Freddy Krueger flying toward the Moomba Masters water ski tournament that starts Friday on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Good Luck Freddy and to all the competing athletes… #waterskiing #waterskijumping #moombamasters #waterskilife #lifeonthewater (at Action Water Sports)
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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)