Last issue we had a chad to a young lady that’s pushing her way into the tournament scene in Australian skiing.
Early on in the season, we took the time to speak to one of the leading men in waterski mag’ appearances, Marc Gray.
Unfortunately, we ran in to some printing troubles with the current issue of Waterski, so a few magazines missed out on a page, but here it is.
He flips, he spins, he gets massive air. No, we’re not talking about the latest wakeboard prodigy, but a veteran skier from NSW who gets up to plenty of mischief on his slalom ski.
14-year-old Albury skier Josh Briant already has a massive list of achievements to his credit. Since skiing in his first Nationals at the age of five, Josh has gone on to establish himself as one of the young skiers to watch on the world scene.
Darryl Hoyle boasts a long list of impressive performances and on-water achievements, but it is his determination, courage and never-say-die attitude that truly tells the story of this inspirational man.
Waterskiing throws up its fair share of characters, and Ernest “Bushy” Brown certainly falls into this category. Ernest is the owner / proprietor of the iconic Lough Earn Ski School at Woodford, 70km north west of Brisbane.
We all know a skier or two that has been well and truly hooked by the sport. One day they’re just a normal person, and the next thing you know they are living and breathing waterskiing. Well, we recently stumbled across an entire family of addicted ski nuts.
Sixteen-year-old Samantha Mead is part of the new breed of tournament skiers popping up over in the West. At the recent Nationals held in Western Australian, Samantha became the Under 17 National Overall Champion. She has also recently been named as reserve for the 2010 Australian Junior Team.
A quiet little bay on the western shore of Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, NSW, is home to tournament water skiers, Alyce and Tim Bradstreet.