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Travers Grand Prix

September 22nd-24th 2023 Groveland, Florida The Travers Grand Prix never disappoints and the 2023 edition was no exception.  It gave us the highest scoring men’s round of skiing ever seen with the win decided on the 9.75m (43’ off) line for only the second time.  In the women’s final no fewer than four skiers ran […]

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Malibu Open

September 15th-16th 2023 Tuscaloosa, Alabama It is extremely rare to see the best ever competitive performance in a sport. It is infinitely rarer to see two go down in consecutive days and at the same venue. And yet that is what we saw at the Malibu Open as these records fell in women’s slalom and

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MasterCraft Pro

September 8th-9th 2023 Polk City, Florida In how many professional sports is it possible to point at a 48 year old that is still competitive? Or even competing. If there is such a list it would be a very short one. But at the top of it would be jump waterskiing. Why at the top?

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San Gervasio Pro Am

July 14th-16th 2023   Brescia, Italy It was back in 2014 that this site near Milan in Italy brought professional water skiing back to Europe with the first San Gervasio Pro Am.  Other pro tournaments have since followed, leading to a resurgence in the sport on the continent. But at the weekend the original was

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Kaiafas Battle Pro

July 8th-9th 2023 Kaiafas, Greece The penultimate stop of the European leg of the Waterski Pro Tour took place in Greece over the weekend and it was a return to Kaiafas for a second consecutive year.   The organisers of the Kaiafas Battle lived up to their promise of laying on a show for competitors

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Lake 38 Pro

June 3rd-4th 2023 Quincy, Florida The fifth edition of the Lake 38 Pro Am saw some familiar faces in the top 3 in both the women’s and men’s slalom with 5 of the 6 skiers who made it onto the podium in 2022 repeating that feat in 2023. The competition at Keith and Karen Albritton’s

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Swiss Pro Slalom

May 7th, 2023   Clermont, Florida After all of the festivities of the King of Darkness, skiing moved to the Swiss Waterski Resort for their slalom tournament the very next morning. The tournament followed a similar format as the previous days’ competition with two rounds of qualifying skiing, followed by a cut down to the

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King of Darkness

May 6th, 2023   Winter Garden, Florida The King of Darkness was a long tournament, with preliminary rounds starting Thursday morning, and the finals taking place on Saturday night. In the opening rounds, Nate Smith set the bar for the rest of the tournament being the only person to run 41off (10.25m) during the weekend.

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Swiss Pro Tricks

April 23rd, 2023 Clermont, Florida The 2023 Waterski Pro Tour launched in style on Sunday 23rd April with the best in the world competing at the first tricks-only competition to be organised under the WPT banner.  The inaugural Swiss Pro Tricks, held at the Swiss Waterski Resort in Florida, was also the first pro event

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Miami Pro Slalom

November 5-6th, 2022 Miami, Florida The final stop of the Waterski Pro Tour just finished at the Greater Miami Ski Club. The second edition of the Miami Pro lived up to the expectations, with high performances, fierce competition, and narrowly-edged wins! Starting with Women, Regina Jaquess (USA) won her third event in a row in Miami

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Travers Grand Prix

October 7-8th, 2022 Tavares, Florida When the news broke a month ago that Nate Smith was out with an ankle injury for at least a few events, many would have imagined the level of competition in men’s slalom skiing would go down a touch. This prediction was, to say the least, wide of the mark.

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Malibu Open

Sep. 30th – Oct. 1st, 2022 Tuscaloosa, Alabama The latest Waterski Pro Tour event at Lymanland near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was the last jump competition of the Tour and, with just two more slalom contests to come, there was plenty to play for.  Aside from the Tour, a men’s tricks competition, using new technology to give

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MasterCraft Pro

September 23-24th, 2022 Polk City, Florida As the 2022 Waterski Pro Tour nears its end game, the MasterCraft Pro held at Ski Fluid in Florida for a third consecutive year gave us what we have come to expect: big scores, personal and season’s bests, and some outstandingly spectacular crashes. The Canadians almost swept the board,

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Hilltop Syndicate Pro

August 20-21st, 2022 Arlington, Washington The WPT returned after a month-long break with a high-scoring slalom competition at Hilltop Lake in Arlington, WA.  It was the first WPT stop in the USA after five consecutive weekends in Europe in June and July. In the men’s event, the first two rounds on Saturday set up things

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Kaiafas Battle Pro

July 9-10th, 2022 Kaiafas, Greece A big crowd, DJ, live music, dancing girls and big, big trophies.  Formula One Motor racing?  The NFL?  No, it’s the Kaiafas Battle Pro Am slalom. And what a weekend it was. “The vibe down here is electric… it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”  The words of Arron Davies were

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San Gervasio Pro Am

July 1-3rd, 2022 Brescia, Italy Stop two of the European stage of the 2022 Waterski Pro Tour took place under clear blue skis and in scorching temperatures near Milan in Italy at the weekend. Nine pro women and 23 pro men competed in slalom at the San Gervasio Pro Am, held at Jolly Ski for

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Lake 38 Pro

June 4-5th, 2022 Talahassee, Florida Stop 2 of the Waterski Pro Tour took place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June at a popular site for many of the skiers, Lake 38 in Quincy near Tallahassee. PBs and records have been set on this North Floridian water and it looked as if that could be

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Swiss Pro Slalom

May 1st, 2022 Clermont, Florida What a way to kick off the 2022 Waterski Pro Tour! The Swiss Pro Slalom in Clermont, Florida, on Sunday 1 May, was a showcase of awesome skiing, ending with two familiar faces topping the podium. Regina Jaquess (USA) maintained her position as the Queen of Swiss, winning for an

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