The Water Skier Magazine’s Hit It Podcast

Welcome to Hit It, The Water Skier Magazine’s podcast powered by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports where we go on the water with some of the top athletes from 3-event, show skiing, barefooting and everything in between. This podcast is brought to you by Visit Central Florida, the water ski capital of the world. For more on USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, visit our website,

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Wednesday Jan 04, 2023

Only 13 years old when he broke the men’s world slalom record – and only 14 when he won the Master’s for the first time – legendary water ski athlete Kris LaPoint isn’t done yet. From the science behind water skis to his desire to keep competing, if you are into slalom skiing, you don’t want to miss this episode.   

Jamming with Jay Bennett

Wednesday Dec 07, 2022

Wednesday Dec 07, 2022

Jay Bennett, whose water ski and wakeboard school in Zachary, La., is one of the best known in the business, joins the Hit It! podcast to talk coaching, his time as an athlete, running a top-notch ski school and, of course, the return of the LA Night Jam.
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Monday Nov 07, 2022

Class of 2023 USA Waterski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame inductee Keith St. Onge joins the Hit It podcast to talk about his legendary career.
Having racked up 14 world championships and 19 U.S. national overall titles, Keith talks about his journey from the New Hampshire to Florida, lessons learned along the path of his career, and what it was like to win a gold medal as part of Team USA in the 2022 IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament.

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

Tyler is joined by Jeff Surdej – a past chairman of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association – and Marcus Brown, the man so familiar to college water skiing that his likeness is on the logo. Together they discuss the culture of collegiate skiing, the current state of the sport, and offer a preview of next week’s Syndicate Waterskis 43rd Collegiate Water Ski National Championships.

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Host Tyler Boyd catches up with The Water Skier magazine’s latest cover athlete - Lauren Morgan, who talks about her breakthrough summer starting with her huge win at the Nautique Masters. Even more impressive, Lauren lets us in on all that she is doing off the water as well.

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

The 80th GOODE Water Ski Nationals are being held Aug. 7-13 at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas. The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the seven-day event.
To view the live webcast, live scoring and daily recaps, visit
In this episode we talk to Dawn Goode and Regina Jaquess about Goode’s sponsorship of the nationals, the brand, the way Goode has helped water skiing evolve and how they continue to carry on Dave’s legacy.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Friends, competitors and co-show directors of the 2022 USA Water Ski Show Team that will compete in Winter Haven, Florida, in the 2022 IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament, Dave Rezin and Matt Heilman share a bond forged over water skiing. 
We'll talk show ski, the passion for the discipline in Wisconsin, and what it means to them to represent their nation on the world's biggest show ski stage.  

Monday Jun 06, 2022

What does a legend do after a career ending injury?
Sammy Duvall takes us through his second act, the past, present and future of the sport, and the direction of professional skiing. 

Monday May 23, 2022

From his breakthrough performance in 1981 at the age of 19 to his 2020-foot leap in the 90s, Sammy Duvall changed waterskiing - and its image - forever. Ranked No. 1 in the world from 1979 to 1994, Sammy Duvall remains one of the most notable names in water skiing.
In this two-part interview, Sammy talks about coming up through the ranks, learning from and competing against his peers in the sport, and his 1987 World Water Ski Championship performance in Thorpe Park, England. 

Monday May 09, 2022

Competing on the cutting edge of her discipline, Anna Gay talks about the future of tricks water skiing, being part of a water skiing family, and her vision of combining online learning with the sport. 


The Water Skier Magazine

The Water Skier magazine is the official publication of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the national governing body of competitive water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States. The Water Skier is the nation's premier water skiing magazine. Published continuously since 1952, longer than any other publication of its kind, The Water Skier is the source to which water skiers turn for accurate information and knowledge about the sport. The Water Skier comes to your home four times a year with athlete profiles, instructional articles, tournament reports and results, trends in the sport and classified advertisements.


Your host, Tyler Boyd


Tyler Boyd started water skiing as a child 30 years ago. His exceptional speaking skills gave him the motivation to become an announcer for water skiing events over ten years ago. For the last three years, he was the commentator for the Masters of Water Skiing. Tyler has also spent time announcing football events for Houston Baptist University.

A licensed attorney, he brings exceptional speaking and negotiating skills to the table, along with a high level of focus, creativity, and value to every interaction. He stands out from the crowd by combining talent and passion in his professional pursuits. As a Houston attorney, he handles a wide range of legal issues in commercial, contract, business, and employment law.

Tyler is a four-time USA National Water Ski Champion and remains active in the sport where he continues to compete. In his free time, Tyler enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, researching, skiing, diving, biking, and working out.


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