2 x Open Mens World Champion

World Barefoot Center Pro and Instructor

  • Tricks 13,300
  • Slalom 20.6
  • Jump 26.4m (71.2ft)


The World Barefoot Center (WBC) was established in 2009 and is a derivative of the old ski shop / ski school platform. Unlike other ski schools, the WBC is comprised of a partnership incorporating two of the best barefoot water skiers the sport has ever known. Between USA's Keith St. Onge and UK's David Small, the two competitors hold all three current world barefoot water ski records and covet 95% of the worlds most prestigious barefoot water ski competition titles.

Both athletes are young, strong, educated and well-spoken gentlemen. ey are both held in the highest regard as two of the greatest ambassadors of the barefoot water ski community in the world. Gracing multiple magazine covers, international endorsements and hosting hundreds of students annually, both Keith and David have changed the way we will all look at the future of water skiing's most extreme sport, forever.

The WBC as an education source for Barefoot Water Skiers, canaccommodate any level of Barefooter. Beginners can be assisted witheverything from proper stretching and 'on the dock instruction' to within minutes gliding along Florida's beautiful lakes for the rst time on their barefeet. We teach people of all ages and skill level. e WBC coaching team is made up of 5 members. Aside from Keith and David, we have Ben Groen from NZ, ranked No.3 in the World, Ashleigh Stebbeings from AUS, ranked No.1 in the World and Gary "Swampy" Bouchard who is not only the US Junior Team Coach but Keith, David, Ben and Ashleigh's personal coach.

The WBC utilizes one of the most successful platforms for coaching in thesport with a solid reputation and proven results. e WBC proudly boasts,there is no "cookie cutter" coaching. e WBC sta individualizes every trainingsession to suit your needs. is encouraging and patient way of instructionwill bring your skiing to the next level. e WBC Barefoot Ski School uses thelatest technology in equipment and boats to help you attain your goals.Gone are the days of hard, high speed falls. New eories Emphasize Techniqueand an Interactive Coaching System from HeadZone allows the WBC instructorto communicate with you the entire time you are skiing. All this while glidingover stunning lakes and enjoying tropical climates in our Winter Haven, Florida location.

    • IWSF Male Athlete of the Year
      2006, 2009
    • IWWF Male Barefooter of the Year
      2006, 2009
    • 14-Time US Open Pro Mens National Champion
    • Only male to have held all three world records
    • Open Mens World Slalom Record Holder
    • US Open Pro Trick, Slalom and Jump Record Holder
    • Worlds Open Mens–2nd Overall
      2012
    • Mens Slalom World Champion
      2006, 2009, 2010, 2012
    • Mens Trick World Champion
      2006, 2010, 2012
    • Mens Overall World Champion
      2006, 2009
    • Mens Slalom World Champion
      2002, 1998
    • World Games Mens Overall Champion
      2009
    • Footstock Figure 8 champion
      2008

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