Garth W Strydom 
About this Skier
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  Name: Garth W Strydom Nickname: Gartho  
  Hails From: bloemfontein, free state south africa    
Interview
  What got you into barefooting?
My uncle was a barefoot water skier,
he got me into the sport
  How did you learn to barefoot?
I sat on Even burgers lap and then after that they took me on the boom and that's how i started
  Who was your first barefoot instructor?
Dave Dittmar
  Tell us about your first tournament
My earliest memory of skiing tournaments was at a place called roodepoort in Gauteng south Africa , i was on the short line and i won that tournament
  How did you feel the first time you barefooted?
not too sure it was 19 years ago but i have A PHOTO and i look pretty psyched
  Why do you continue to barefoot?
Barefoot water skiing is a passion of mine, i enjoy skiing with some of my best friends and it teaches me so much about life
  Who has inspired you in this sport?
keith st Onge
my father
  Have you held any World Records?
no
  Have you won any medals at a world championship?
2006; junior team gold medal
2009; junior trick silver
junior slalom silver
junior overall silver
junior team gold
open mens; team silver
2010;open mens team bronze
  What skiers have you enjoyed watching and why?
david small; barefoot jumping because he does it so perfectly
keith st onge ; barefoot slaloming because there is no other like him
Brendan page ; barefoot tricking he is so smooth and so solid
  How often do you train ski?
if i have a gap , before 2010 3 times or 4 times a week but after much less
  Do you have a nickname and how did you get it?
gartho, i got this name down in florida USA by brody meskers and he gave me this name because i called him brood coming from the name Frodo and then he called me gartho
  What other activities do you participate in?
golf
  What do you do for a living?
forman on a pleasure resort
  What is your motto?
if you can dream it you can achieve it
  When did you first start barefooting? 1995
  What is your Personal Best Score in Wakes? 17.2
  and what year 2010
  What is your Personal Best Score in Tricks? 9650
  and what year 2010
  What is your Personal Best Score in Jumping? 23.4
  and what year 2012
 


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