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Lynn Novakofski, A.K.A. "Nova,” hails from Minocqua, Wisconsin. He kickstarted his waterskiing journey with the Min-Aqua Bats Waterski Shows. After military service, he thrived as a skier at Cypress Gardens, Florida, excelling in show skiing and competition, even earning a podium spot at the Senior Masters Tournament. Lynn elevated show skiing by introducing innovative concepts and urging skiers to push boundaries. He emphasized athleticism in female skiers, integrated dance and ballet, and collaborated with a figure skating coach. He was a pioneer promoting the 360-degree swivel ski and swivel ski ballet, pairs, doubles, and strap doubles, which expanded the ski show repertoire. As Cypress Gardens’ show director, Lynn organized competitions, inspired skiers and fostered skills. His annual “road shows” boosted Cypress Gardens’ global impact. He was a key figure in the National Show Ski Association, spent 22 years at Cypress Gardens and also contributed to Sea World of California. Lynn’s legacy includes the “Lynn Novakofski” outstanding male skier award and the prestigious “Nova” award for top performers within World Entertainment. His ongoing influence is felt yet today through his remarkable photography, social media, and challenges to skiers worldwide. Lynn’s authoritative voice by the lake remains a defining presence, leaving an immeasurable impact on water ski shows globally.