Southern Region honors Barefooters Ed Finley and Mike Salber with tournaments

The Southern Region is honoring Ed Finley who passed away last summer by hosting the 2019 Southern Regional Championships at Mills Pond, Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 20-21.  Mills Pond is home of the Gold Coast Ski Club and Ed was a long-time member.

Tournament Director and Southern Regional Director Mike Caruso has wanted to have a barefoot tournament in South Florida for several years and was excited Mills Pond was open to having barefooters back in the hood. SIGN UP HERE

“It’s a great way  to honor Ed and bring barefoot competitions back to Fort Lauderdale,” says Caruso. “Plus, the site is long, calm and you definitely won’t have to wear a heater shirt!”


The fun begins Saturday with Tricks and Slalom and a possible bonus round.  Sunday Morning, two rounds of jump!  Lunch will be available on site Saturday and Caruso is planning a Barefooter’s Dinner Saturday night. T-shirts will be sold!

The host hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott North for $109/night! BOOK BY JUNE 28

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Then on December 7, the Southern Region will honor perennial world championship competitor Mike Salber who also passed away last summer in a boating accident. They will be hosting the Mike Salber Worlds Qualifier at Lake Grew in Polk City, Florida. SIGN UP HERE

More details on this tournament to come.


One comment

  1. Awesome! These are going to be a blast! Thank you for everything Betsy and everyone for making this possible! Keep Your Toes Up!


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