Pro skiing returned to Orlando’s Lake Ivanhoe on October 19th for the first time since 1989, as the world’s best slalom skiers, jumpers, and wakeboarders battled for over $30,000 at the Orlando Watersports Fest. Here’s a glimpse of the action in case you missed the event!
Jon Travers skied consistent throughout the event and finished 3rd.
Nate Smith continues to stock up on his 41 off pass, running it in the qualifying round on Lake Grew’s six buoy course, and then completing the pass in the first round of qualifying on Lake Ivanhoe’s four-buoy course.
Bojan Schipner gets a nice boot over the calm water of Lake Ivanhoe.
Russia’s Igor Mororzov gets over the front of his tips for a nice view of downtown Orlando (please see the other shots in the gallery to appreciate).
Rusty Malinoski takes the win in men’s wakeboarding.
Zack Worden withstands the heavy g-forces placed on his body during the semi-final round.
Thomas Asher flew 200 feet in the last round to take fourth place.
Returning to jump competition after a crash in early September and missing the LA Night Jam, Freddy Krueger was good enough for second place with a 205-foot jump in the final round.
Elite towing machines of the Orlando Extreme Watersports fest, the Nautique G23 (left) and the 200 (right).
Nate Smith opened the qualifying round with 1/2 at 43 off and didn’t look back. The win at Lake Ivanhoe marked his 4th pro title of the season. This shot was taken during the semi-final round at Smith’s 43 off pass, when he ran buoy.
A few weeks after winning the U21 Worlds and setting a new U21 world record of 222 feet, Sweden’s Daniel Efverstrom is reminded that sometimes long-distance jumping isn’t the best thing for your body.
Fall skiing in Orlando is tough to beat! Jon Travers would have to agree.
Damien Sharman takes his second podium of the year with a 200-foot jump in the final round.
Sunset and the beautiful city of Orlando in the backdrop created a nice scene for the final round. Aaron Larkin’s deadly onside turn.
Zack Worden progressively increasing his jumps since returning to competition after two ACL surgeries on the same knee within 12-months.
1. Nate Smith
2. Aaron Larkin
3. Jon Travers
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