Making waves water skiing on the Ward River in 1962
WET AND WILD: Water skiing on the Ward River in the summer of 1962. Jerry Brown is on the water using a 50 foot tow rope behind my home-built speed boat powered by an 18 HP outboard. With me in the boat is Mary Steer as observer. Missing from the gear are life jackets which, in those days, were still to come. The skis were crafted from 6x1 Oregon pine fitted with Double B bindings, which were made by Brian Beckett. The photo was taken from the concrete bridge at the bottom end of the water hole and captures the early time of water skiing on the Ward which now boasts its own boat ramp.