The Ultimate Showdown of the World’s Best All-Around Water Ski Athletes:
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WWS Florida Cup Tour Final at Ski Fluid
The Ultimate Showdown of the World’s Best All-Around Water Ski Athletes:
Date: August 22, 2023
Ski Fluid, Florida: The excitement is building as water skiing enthusiasts from around the world gear up for the grand finale of the WWS Florida Cup Tour, set to take place at the iconic Ski Fluid from September 1st to 2nd. This thrilling event promises to be an electrifying spectacle of athleticism, skill, and camaraderie, as the best water skiers from across the globe converge to compete for glory and honor.
Owned by the legendary skier Kyle Eade, Ski Fluid provides the perfect backdrop for what’s expected to be a record-breaking event. The WWS Florida Cup Tour Final will be a Pro-Am-style competition, bringing rising stars together with elite Overall skiers, resulting in a breathtaking showcase of talent.
- General admission is FREE
- Preliminaries Friday – Sept 1st, 9 am-4:30 pm
- Finals Saturday -Sept 2nd, 1 pm-4 pm – Livestreamed
- VIP TENT ACCESS – FINALS Only on Sept 2nd, 12 pm-4 pm
- After Party Lake Side – for Athletes and VIP guests – All links and details at the bottom
Breaking Boundaries and Setting Records
The stakes are high as participants seek to etch their names into the annals of water skiing history. Previous tour stops have been dominated by exceptional athletes who have pushed the limits of the sport. Among them is Joel Poland from Great Britain and Giannina Bonnemann from Germany, who has been unstoppable this season, claiming victory at all three prior events. Their consistent performances make them formidable contenders.
Louis Dupont FRIBOURG from France has also been a force to reckon with, with a record-breaking jump at the Lacanau stop, plus a trick record at the Calgary stop. Edoardo MARENZI from Italy has consistently impressed with podium finishes, while Felipe Miranda and Martin Kolman, both world champions, join the field for this climactic event. Despite being siding this season with an ankle injury, Dorien Llewellyn is determined to make a comeback, adding another layer of anticipation to the mix.
The Women’s Challenge
On the women’s side, Giannina Bonnemann’s unwavering mastery of tricks has given her an edge at every stop. Hanna Straltsova’s record-setting jump in Calgary showcased her immense potential, and Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya’s consistent performance placed her in contention for the top spot. The field also includes Paige Rini, Regina Jaquess, and Anna Gay, each capable of dethroning Giannina’s reign.
A Weekend of Thrills and Entertainment
The WWS Florida Cup Tour Final kicks off on Friday, September 1st, with amateurs and emerging talents competing alongside elite skiers. The Pro skiers will follow, showcasing their skills based on the WWS Overall Tour Standing. The top contenders will advance to Saturday’s Overall Finals, a 3-hour adrenaline-packed showdown featuring slalom, trick, and jump disciplines.
As the dust settles, the WWS Florida Cup results will be integrated into the tour rankings, unveiling the 2023 Women’s and Men’s Tour Champions. The coveted titles will be awarded to the skiers who have proven their mettle in this fierce competition.
Join the Excitement in /VIP TENT
Spectators are invited to witness this thrilling event firsthand, with free access to the general public. However, for the ultimate experience will be hanging out with the Pro Athletes in the Red Bull Tent during the event – VIP tent offers the best seats in the house. With a minimum donation of $40 to WWS, attendees can enjoy appetizers, drinks, and the chance to make lasting memories with the world’s best athletes at the afterparty lakeside 5 pm -7 pm #PRICELESS
For those unable to attend in person, the Finals on Saturday, September 2nd will be webcast over a live stream from 1 pm – 4 pm, ensuring that fans around the world can be part of the excitement. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making and support these remarkable athletes as they vie for water skiing supremacy.
For more information and to stay updated on the WWS Florida Cup Tour Final, scan the QR codes, and Livestream click the Tournament Page below
VIP TENT ACCESS FOR THE FINALS
Only on Sept 2nd, 12 pm-4 pm
After Party 5 pm – 7 pm
appetizers and drinks with a minimum DONATIONS to WWS – $40
or Please email to be added to the VIP LIST
2023 Ski Fluid Classic Schedule and Running Order
The 2023 ski season is set to begin at Fluid with our first record competition of the year…the Ski Fluid Classic this coming weekend, April 28-30.
There are some big names on the starting list including:
- numerous time Jump World Champion and Record Holder, Freddy Krueger,
- current World Trick Record Holder, Pato Font,
- former World Trick Champion, Neilly Ross.
- current U17 World Overall and Jump Champion, Martin Labra.
Along with a ton of other top National competitors.
We are hoping to get the year off to a great start with some amazing performances. The action begins on Friday at 7:45am with Tricks and continues with all 3 events through Sunday afternoon.
The current schedule and running order has now been posted to the tournament page or can be found at this link:
See you at Fluid!
2022 Florida Cup Official Schedule and Running Order
The 2022 Florida Cup is only days away and we cannot wait to host the best Overall skiers in the world at Ski Fluid. They will be battling it out for event title, the tour title and some big paychecks!
The Men’s Overall World Record was broken 3 times at Ski Fluid in 2021 and a past Women’s World Overall Record was set at Ski Fluid several years ago. With the caliber of skiers we have on the entry list, there is a good chance more records will be set to finish the 2022 season in style.
The Overall Pros will be skiing their preliminary rounds alongside some top amateur competitors on Friday starting at 7:45am. The Overall finals (Top 4 Women and Top 5 Men) will be webcast live starting at 1pm on Saturday. If you live in the Central Florida area come out and watch…if not tune into the webcast (link on the tournament page).
A link to the full schedule and running order is below:
Looking forward to a great event and an awesome after party at Elixir downtown Orlando!
2022 Fluid Fall Record Running Order
The 2022 Fluid Fall Record is scheduled for this coming weekend starting Friday the 2nd September at 8am through Sunday 4th September.
The schedule and running order has been posted below and we are looking forward to a great competition with a number of the world’s best in the line-up.
Several world records were broken at Fluid last year…will we see another in 2022??!!
2022 Polk City Open Running Order
The 2022 Polk City Open will kick off this Friday 15th July with 3 days of some of the world’s best waterski action. A tentative Schedule and Running Order has now been posted to the tournament page or the link can be found below:
Headlining the starting list will be multiple time World Champion and Record Holder, Freddy Krueger, and current Women’s World Trick Record Holder, Erika Lang. The field also includes numerous international skiers including a large contingent from Chile, Australia, and New Zealand along with a number of top US Junior skiers.
We are looking forward to a great event!!
2022 Ski Fluid Classic Running Order (Tentative)
The 2022 Ski Fluid Classic is only a few days away and we are excited to host our first record tournament for this year!
Below is a tentative schedule and running order for the event.
Included this year is 10-time Masters Champion Freddy Krueger, World Trick Record Holder Erika Lang, the No 1 ranked trick skier in the World Patricio Font and U21 World Champion Neilly Ross, along with a host of other National Champions and Record Holders.
The tournament will start at 7:30 each day with Tricks, followed by Slalom, then Jump with non-stop action all day.
All competitors must ensure their USAWS membership and EMS license is current, registration, waivers and payment has been made through the WWS system and their SafeSport certification is completed.
The USAWS Waiver can be completed online at:
Spectators are welcome with ample free parking.
Drop by Action Water Sports in between watching or competing to check the 2022 MasterCraft line-up and their fully-stocked Pro-Shop.
See you at Fluid!
Records Fall at the Holy Cow Cup!
Fifteen National Records were broken this past weekend at Ski Fluid’s Holy Cow Cup along with a new pending U17 World Slalom Record.
The event was held over 3 days, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of September and the weather gods smiled nicely upon the competition with brilliant weather every day.
Records fell in all events and in numerous divisions but the highlight was Charlie Ross breaking the U17 Boys World Slalom Record in the first round with 1.25@41off. He followed this up in the 3rd round with 1.5@41off and looked like he was on his way to number 3! At only 15 Charlie is the youngest to ever run 39 and has stormed onto the world slalom stage in the past year or so. He will definitely be one to watch at the upcoming World Championships and MasterCraft Pro in October.
Fluid currently claims the host site to the Men’s World Overall Record with a new pending record in the approval process, as well as the site of the Women’s World Jump Record and the U21 Men’s Trick Record. In the past, Fluid has also seen the Women’s World Overall and Trick Record as well as the Men’s World Jump Record broken on it’s waters. However, Charlie’s achievement is the first World Slalom Record set on the site behind the 2021 MasterCraft Pro Star proving Fluid is the place for it all!
The other National Records included Neilly Ross breaking the Canadian Open Women’s record twice with 10660 and 10790, Vale Gonzalez tying the Chilean Jump Record of 49.9m, Frankie Dees coming out of retirement for the M8 Jump Record of 123, 14 year old Jake Abelson laying down 11450 for a B4 Record, while his sister upped the G2 Slalom record to 1@35off. Bruce Kistler broke his existing trick record 3 times in M8, while Leza Harrison broke the W9 record in multiple rounds.
Other notable performances were from Team Fluid skiers, Jacinta Carroll flying 194ft in her first competition in almost 2 years and Jack Critchley launching 224ft setting themselves up nicely for the World’s next month and the professional events that will complete the 2021 season.
There were so many other personal bests notched up during the event that it was impossible to keep count. Big thanks to all of the drivers, judges and volunteers that helped out over the 3 days. And a special mention to Action Water Sports for providing the 2021 MasterCraft Pro Stars for all of the competitors to perform behind.
The Holy Cow Cup is Fluid’s longest running event and has been held annually since Fluid opened in 2009. This tournament wrapped up our amateur schedule for 2021, but we are looking forward to hosting the MasterCraft Pro presented by Action Water Sports on October 29/30 and will be back in 2022 with at least another 5 record events and we are sure even more amazing performances.
2021 Holy Cow Cup Running Order
Skiers and Officials,
Thank you all for registering to participate in the 2021 Holy Cow Cup…one of Ski Fluid’s longest running events with an 11 year history!
This tournament will begin on Friday 24th September at 8:30am, with Saturday and Sunday starting at 8am. Please arrive early to complete your registration if it hasn’t been done so already.
The Schedule and Official Running Order has been posted below:
If there are any errors in your division, events or rounds please notify us asap.
All skiers must be current members of USAWS and have rejoined the Florida Water Ski Federation since the Nationals in August. If not please complete before skiing at:
The weather looks great for the 3 days and we are excited for a great competition!
See you all this weekend.
Llewellyn breaks World Overall Record Twice!!
This past weekend Dorien Llewellyn rewrote the record books setting 2 pending World Overall records in consecutive rounds at the Fluid Fall Record event.
Dorien has come close to this record a number of times but to perform all 3 events at this level in the same round of the same competition is intense and there is little room for error. On Saturday the 4th September, Dorien began his quest by tricking 11610, followed by slaloming 2.5@39. In Jump, he needed 225ft and on his second jump launched a massive 230ft leap for pending record number one!
In the second round his jump and trick score was down a little with 224 and 11010 so he needed a big slalom score. In champion fashion he ran a clean 39off pass and got 1@41 for pending record number two!
Congratulations to Dorien and all the best for a successful World Championships next month.
2021 Fluid Fall Record Running Order
Skiers & Officials,
The Fluid Fall Record will be held this coming weekend (September 4th and 5th) at Ski Fluid starting at 7:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Schedule and Running Order have been posted below but are subject to change depending on the weather. Tricks will be first both days, followed by Slalom around 10 am, then Jump.
All skiers must complete their registration prior to competing. We have 2 busy days of skiing with 90 rides planned each day so please arrive early to ensure you do not miss your turn. Due to the increase in Covid cases, there will be no check-in at Action Water Sports.
Everyone must renew their Florida Water Ski Federation at the beginning of the new ski year which began after Nationals. Please complete this prior to this weekend:
We are looking forward to a great event with a number of skiers moving into new divisions after the Nationals and taking their first shots at new National Records.
See you all this weekend!
2021 Polk City Open Schedule and Running Order
We are all set for the 2021 Polk City Open to begin tomorrow Friday 16th at Ski Fluid!
The competition is a 3 day, 3 round, 3 event record event featuring some of the best skiers in the world including: Anna Gay, Freddy Krueger, Dorien Llewellyn, Jack Critchley and Rodrigo Miranda.
The official schedule and running order has been posted below:
We will be starting with Tricks at 7:30am on Friday and are looking forward to a great competition.
All competitors must register at Action Water Sports prior to competing.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Recap!
Thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend to participate in the 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships!
We were extremely lucky with the weather and enjoyed two full days of great competition in nice conditions. There were some amazing performances and countless personal bests in all of the divisions along with one B4 National Trick Record set by Erick Macias.
Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday night for the Junior Awards Banquet at Action Water Sports. Seeing the kids receive their medals and stand on the podium to be recognized is the highlight of the event for us!
A big congratulations to Brenda Nichols and Tim Huston for their induction into the FWSF Hall of Fame and a special mention of the new college scholarship winners:
Cleia Stern – Donna & Stan Switzer Award
Jaeden Eade – Jeff Clark Award
Kaitlyn Kovacs – Bill Wenner Award
Thanks to Lynn Novakofski, photos from the event are now posted on the WorldWaterSkiers.com site. Please feel free to download them or contact us if you would like the higher resolution version. If you took any photos over the weekend you would like to share please reply to this address and we will add them.
Our sponsors were mentioned and thanked numerous times over the weekend and we could not run the event without them. They are listed below and we hope you support them in return. We would also like to thank George Levien and Dennis Longo who personally continue to donate to this event and we truly appreciate their support over the past 3 years!
Florida State Sponsors:
HO Syndicate, Action Water Sports, MasterCraft, WA Griffin Financial Services, VisitCentralFlorida.org, SkiFluid.
There were several skiers who registered for an additional round of competition if time permitted. We will refund the additional entry fee or please consider donating this to FWSF Junior Development. Almost $300 was raised for Junior Development at the bar during the banquet and we appreciate the generosity.
Lastly, the team of officials who work the event are amazing…thank you, thank you, thank you.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Running Order
The 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships is all set for this coming Saturday and Sunday (July 10/11)!!
Competition will begin at 7:45am both days and will feature the State’s best competing for their age division and open titles.
The official schedule and running order has been posted below:
All competitors need to register at Action Water Sports before skiing.
Competitors can pick up special offers on HO/Syndicate equipment and all Juniors receive a free T-Shirt!
Awards for the Juniors will be presented on Saturday evening at the Junior Banquet…tickets are still available for $15 by contacting Kyle@SkiFluid.com
We hope to see you there.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Schedule
A tentative schedule for the 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships has been posted below.
Competition will begin at 8am both days. All divisions will compete behind the same boat drawn for the Nationals.
The Junior Banquet will begin at 6:30pm at Action Water Sports. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Kyle@Skifluid.com.
Practice is available for $30 per set on Friday 9th July or contact Kyle@SkiFluid.com for ski school bookings earlier in the week.
2021 FWSF Junior Development Clinic
The 2021 Florida Water Ski Federation Junior Development Clinic held this past weekend at Ski Fluid was a great success!!
Almost 20 young talented kids joined us for a fun day on the water. Ages ranged from 4 to 15 years old and abilities ranged from first timers to national record holders! It was great to see everyone supporting each other, cheering each moment of progress and so many new friendships made.
We were extremely lucky to have the expertise of a number of top coaches including Kyle Eade, Taylor Garcia, Kevin Jack, Freddy Krueger, Aaron Larkin and Russell Gay…big thanks to all for helping out!
Also thanks to the event sponsors – Huston Motors, Action Water Sports, MasterCraft and Ski Fluid as well as a special mention and much appreciation to Nicole Pauley for the organization.
We hope to see all these young Florida skiers continue their progress this season and hit some local tournaments in the near future.
2021 Ski Fluid Classic Running Order
2020 MasterCraft Pro Recap
Last Friday and Saturday, some of the best skiing ever at a professional event was witnessed at Ski Fluid! On October 23rd and 24th the 2020 MasterCraft Pro presented by Action Water Sports took place behind the brand new 2021 Pro-Star…records were set, spectators were amazed and the event was a huge success.
Fifty of the world’s elite skiers competed over two days in Men’s Slalom, Women’s Slalom and Men’s Jump. The qualification rounds were hotly contested with a ton of personal best performances and 2 records…Manon Costard running 1.5@41 for a new European record and Felipe Miranda flying 233ft for his Chilean record.
After these 2 preliminary rounds the field was cut to the top 6 in each event to battle it out for the title on Saturday afternoon.
Men’s Slalom came down to a 3 way run-off for first, with Freddie Winter, Nate Smith and Thomas Degasperi all running 5@41! Nate Smith prevailed in the run-off completing 41off for the 3rd time over the competition and scoring 1@43. Freddie Winter was a close second, only just pulling up short of 6 ball at 41.
Regina Jaquess once again proved her dominance in Women’s Slalom taking the win ahead of relative new-comer Elizabeth Montavon in second and Manon Costard in 3rd.
The event culminated in the Men’s Jump final which saw some amazing distances. First off the dock, team Fluid skier Jack Crictchley, launched his best jump ever and joined the 230ft club with 231ft or 70.4m. The rest of the field pushed hard all flying between 224ft and 229ft but no one could surpass his mark until the final skier off the dock. Freddy Krueger added the 2020 MasterCraft Pro Jump title to his resume on his second jump with 232ft eclipsing Critchley by only 0.2m! MasterCraft team skier, Taylor Garcia, rounded out the podium with 229ft for 3rd.
This event was sent live all over the world thanks to the WaterSki Broadcasting Company. With innovative camera angles, slow motion replays, dockside interviews, a panel of guest expert commentators and real-time audience competitions…the production rivaled shows by major sports networks and really brought the event to life for those at home.
If you missed it, head to our Fluid Events page or our WorldWaterSkiers club page for links to the full results and archived webcast.
A big thanks to the title sponsors of MasterCraft Boat Company and Action Water Sports along with all of the officials, volunteers and supporting sponsors:
Zero Off, Ski Fluid, WakeHouse.com, Connelly Skis, D3 Skis, HO, Goode, The Boarding School, Denali Skis, Ilmor, Johnson Propeller, GiveGo, Follow Ski Vests/Ropes, Stokes Skis, Edge Bindings, Radar Skis, Coble’s Ski School, McClintock’s Ski School, WhisperFin, Lead Wake, FlowPoint Method, Babes Boat Care.
Looking forward to the 2021 MasterCraft Pro!!
Ski Fluid Hosts The MasterCraft Pro / Presented by Action Water Sports
The Action Night Jump
Action Water Sports latest location serving Central Florida, in part with MasterCraft is openings it’s doors with a bang. Monday, September 10th, they will be showcasing an under the lights ski jump contest between four of the world’s top jumpers, battling it out for a $20,000 cash prize at SkiFluid.
As the sun begins to set, each jumper will attempt to soar to the moon and back, with only the shimmer of stadium lights guiding them through the air. Plus, MasterCraft’s latest creation the X22, will be unveiled to the public for the first time ever. As their guest, you’ll be one of the very first enthusiasts to put your hands all over this fresh piece of fiberglass.
So gather your closest friends and family, and prep yourself for an evening of full-on fun.
SkiFluid is owned and operated by World Renowned 3-Event Skier Kyle Eade.
Get all the Info, Live Scores and more right here on WWS as we partner with this awesome event.