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Water Skiing


Water skiing is a water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat across a body of water, skimming along the surface of the water on one or two skis. Closely related towed water sports include wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and tubing.

Water skiing was invented by Ralph Samuelson in 1922 on Lake Pepin in Minnesota. Over the decades, many options for competitive or recreational water skiing emerged to include speed skiing, trick skiing, show skiing, slaloming, jumping, and barefoot skiing.

There are some excellent bodies of water off Lake Marion where water skiing and other towed water sports activities currently take place, e.g. Taw Caw Creek, Wyboo Creek.


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