Barefoot Worlds Kick Off January 26th

No, I didn’t disappear.  Life happened, and i drifted away from here for a bit.  I’m back and I’m going to try and get something new up here each week, sometimes more.

Anyways, back to the post at hand.  The 2008 IWSF Barefoot World Waterski Championships are at the end of this month.  Why are they taking place in 2009 you ask?  Well they are taking place on the far side of the world from my Tales from the Foot World Headquarters.  The tournament is hosted by the New Zealand Barefoot Water Ski Club and will take place on Lake Inspiration in Otaki, New Zealand.

China will be participating for the first time in the tournment that will feature 150+ competitors from 14 countries.  Hendrick Same (seen in a few videos that have been featured here) is already there, training for a shot at the world title.  And just between the American and Australian supporters, there will be over 110 fans chearing on all of the competitors.

The New Zealand Barefoot Club posted a nice little blurb aout the upcomping tournament here.  They also have a lot of information posted for people that are making the trip or just want to find out more about what’s going on here.

Good Luck to All of the Competitors!

And one last comment… the name of the lake suits it perfectly…  It looks like a beatiful ski site.


Image from the New Zealand Barefoot Water Ski Club Website

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