Nadine de Villiers
The family name of de Villiers for many really means Barefoot Waterskiing ! Nadine, Andre and Zane have made an extraordinary impact – and none more than Nadine. By the age of 17, she had already captured three Girls World Barefoot Records - and this was just the begining. In what was then the Europe Africa MiddleEast Waterski Championships, she went on to take nine gold medals between 1997 and 2001, dominating in Slalom, Tricks and Jump.
In the Barefoot World Championships between 1998 and 2002, she won a total of seven Gold Medals and two Silver Medals. In the 1997 World Games in Lahti Finland and again in 2001 in Akita Japan, again she took the gold medals home to South Africa. In all of this era, World Records were demolished by this extraordinary athlete. In one four-year period, she set eight World Barefoot Records – two in Slalom, two in Jump and four in Tricks.
Along the way, her Trick score of 4,400 points got her into the Guinness Book of Records where she was also listed as scoring a record seventeen Wake Crossings in 30 seconds. Her 2001 World Slalom Record still remains unbeaten today.