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Parks Bonifay: Wakeboard Legend and Innovator



From skiing at Cypress Gardens when he was six-months-old, to winning the X-Games at 14, to inventing new tricks, Parks Bonifay has progressed the sport of wakeboarding to new heights.


He was inducted into the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 because of his achievements on the water and his long-term impact in the sport. He even has a film about his life and wakeboarding career titled, “Parks Bonifay: Documentary.”


A few of his career highlights include:

- 1996 & 1999: X-Games Champion

- 5-time X-Games Competitor

- 2-time U.S. Masters Wakeboard Champion

- U.S National Champion

- Wakeboard World Cup Champion

- Gravity Games Champion

- First rider to successfully land a 1080


In celebrating the 100-year anniversary of watersports, we are honored to highlight Parks and the impact he continues to have on the sport of wakeboarding. To stay up-to-date with what Parks is doing now, follow him on Instagram (@parxxx).


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