In the News
November 4th 2014

Longest Standing Record in History has gone down!
On October 8, 2014 at the IWWF - Australia & Oceana (AO) Barefoot Championships Ashleigh Stebbeings (AUS) broke the Women's World Record in Barefoot Slalom.

The record of 17.0 was set 13 years ago, in 2001, by Nadine De Villiers of South Africa. Earlier this year at the 2014 World Barefoot Water Ski Championships Ashleigh equaled the record of 17.0

At the AO Championships Ashleigh was flawless on 8.0 fronts crossings and 9.2 back crossings for a total of 17.2 - NEW WORLD RECORD!

Ashleigh Stebbeings now holds all three Current Women's World Barefoot Water Ski Records - 10,100 pts in Tricks, 17.2 pts in Slalom and 21.7M in Jump.

Nadine De Villers is the only other woman in history to have held all current world records. In November of 2013 Nadine was given the highest honor in sport by being inducted to the IWWF Hall of Fame.

On Behalf of the entire waterski community world wide, many many congratulations to Ashleigh on this outstanding athletic achievement.


Richard Gray
President, IWWF Barefoot Council


Last Updated: November 4th 2014

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