Be sure to check out Episode 6 (Part 1) of The Water Skier magazine's Hit It! podcast, presented by Visit Central Florida. From his breakthrough performance in 1981 at the age of 19 to his 220-foot leap a decade later, Sammy Duvall changed water skiing - 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.