2023 Tentative Tournament Schedule and Jr Development Clinics

The link below will open the 2022 Tentative tournament schedule that was prepared at the mid-winter meeting of the FWSF and revised in the days following. We look forward to seeing everyone back out on the water.


Our 2023 Jr Development Clinics:

1. March 11, 2023 in WPB

2. Regional Team Clinic – Sunset Lake/TBD March/April

3. National Team Clinic – Sunset Lake/TBD March

4. Summer Break – WPB/TBD

5. June 10th – Fluid/Aaron Larkin/Action

6. Sept 30th – Fluid/Aaron Larkin/Action

Do you want to get involved?

“To encourage the sport of waterskiing, promote interest, sponsor exhibitions and competitive meetings, and encourage development of proficiency and skill among its members, especially its youth.”

We have several ideas on how to jump start our ski season for 2023, but we need your help. We encourage all Federation members to contact us for a link to our zoom meeting that will be held on January, 21, 2023 at 10AM.    We need people to help us with the YouTube Channel and a Jr Achievement punch card for our kids. This event will be awesome because our guest speaker Marion Mathieu will share with us how she got involved in waterskiing.

Record Setting Weekend At 2022 Florida State Championships

The skiing at the 2022 Florida State Championships presented by Sunset Lakes this past weekend produced many record setting performances and personal bests for the competitors. Our thanks to the Travers family and the members of the Sunset Lakes Water Ski Club, for hosting a great tournament.

We had records set this past weekend by our competitors in several age divisions, but there were many PB’s set by our up and coming younger skiers:

Boys 4 Slalom – Jaeden Eade shattered the slalom record set in 2020 by Conner Pauley with a score of 2 buoys at 58kph on a 12m line, with a new record setting performance of 2.5 buoys at 58kph on the 11.25m line.

Boys 5 Tricks – Erick Macias-Sedan absolutely smashed one of the oldest trick records established in 1992 by Kyle Peterson with a score of 8460, with a new record setting performance of 10180 points.

Men 5 Tricks – Marc Bedsole smashed another one of our older trick records set by Randy Shoener in 2004 with a score of 4540, with a new record setting performance of 5580 points.

Women 8 Slalom – Leza Harrison smashed the record set by Margaret Carlisle in 2015 with a score of 3 at 49kph on the 14.25m line with a performance of 5 buoys at 49kph on the 13m line.

Women 8 Tricks – Leza Harrison smashed another one of our older trick records set by Thelma Salmas in 2008 with a score of 1850, with a new record setting performance of 2220 points.

Women 8 Overall – Leza Harrison also broke Thelma Salmas overall score of 2186.4 established in 2008 with an overall score of 3135.9.

Congratulations to all of these new record setters and to all of you that set new personal best performances, great job!

The list of all of the Florida State Championship records is posted in the Florida State Records tab at the top of the website.

The scorebook is posted in the results section of the website.

Florida State Championships Fishing Contest

This is a fun little contest just for the kids. Adults can fish too. They just can’t win. It’s a $5 entry fee to sign up. You are allowed to use artificial lures, but no live bait. We will provide official rules & instructions as to where you can fish as to not interrupt the tournament or homeowners. If you miss your ski ride because of fishing, you are scratched. NO EXCEPTIONS  All donations and entry money will be applied to those top three biggest “by weight” catches. So far, we have a $200 donation to get this fishing party started.