Barefoot water skiing competition was dominated by the Australians throughout its first decade, and the most dominant of all the Australians was Brett Wing.
Brett was the Men's Overall champion for the first three World Barefoot competitions in 1978, 1980 and 1982, picking up a total of eight individual event gold medals along the way. In Group and Australian barefoot competition, he was undefeated in overall from 1975 until his retirement in 1982. From 1978 to 1982 he set eleven World Records in Slalom, Tricks, Jump and Start Methods, and he still holds the World Barefoot Speed Record of 152.8 km/h set in 1979. With his worldwide travels, Brett worked to change the attitude toward barefooting from a ski show stunt into a competitive sport, and helped to create the active international competition that we have today.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of the pioneering champion of competitive barefoot water skiing: Brett Wing.