Thirty-six athletes won national titles at the 36th annual Barefoot Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 15-17, at Mossdale Quarry Lakes in Lathrop, Calif. More than 70 barefoot athletes in respective age divisions – ranging from 9 and under to 80 and older.
By: Karen Putz Keith St. Onge and David Small grew up on opposite sides of the world, but they shared one thing in common: an intense passion for water skiing on their bare feet. Keith St. Onge was introduced to the sport by two-time world champion Mike Siepel at a clinic held at Lake Umbagog […]
There’s one axiom that always holds true at Footstock, the National Championship of Figure Eight Endurance Barefooting: expect the unexpected.
World champ Keith St. Onge shows you how to start out on the right foot when learning to barefoot. 1. Stretching is as important as putting oil in an engine! Your body will use muscles you never knew you had. Get your engine warmed up by stretching your forearms, hamstrings and quads. Once you loosen […]
The U.S. elite barefoot water ski team and the U.S. junior barefoot water ski team each won overall team gold medals at the Barefoot Water Ski World Championships, which were held Aug. 8-15 in Brandenburg, Germany.
Thirty-six athletes won national titles at the 33rd annual Parson’s Roofing Barefoot Water Ski National Championships, which were held July 22-24 at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas.
Check out this year’s poster for Footstock, taking place August 21 – 22 in Crandon, Wisconsin. The national championship of endurance barefooting, Footstock pits the world’s best pro and amateur barefooters in a head-to-head endurance battle over a grueling, rough-water course. Footstock is the largest barefoot event in the country, where more than 150 contestants, […]
A few winter months off the water have left your feet soft and unprepared to face the rigors of barefooting. That’s why it’s a good idea to take your first few rides wearing a pair of shoe skis.
The World Barefoot Center is owned and operated by the two best Barefoot water skiers in the world, Keith St.Onge and David Small. The two currently own all three world records, and together have won 13 out of 16 gold medals at the last four World Championships. Also helping run the school is Gary (Swampy) […]