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JEFF MCKEE


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ON THE COVER

JEFF McKEE

ST. JOHNS RIVER, FL APRIL 19, 2011 CAMERA: NIKON D3 LENS: NIKKOR 24-50MM ANGLE: TUBE

VIDEO

In his monthly article for Al-

guy with a perma-grin and an

Of course, off the board he’s

liance Wakeboard magazine,

old soul would be to ignore the

stamped quite an impression

Jeff McKee once wrote, “The

fact that he’s spent over half

as well -- as a writer, husband,

Dustpan hasn’t done much for

his life focusing on the “right”

musician and team manager.

the progression of wakeboard-

aspects of the sport. Once the

When you consider his decade-

ing, we’ve mostly focused on the

line goes tight, Jeffrey Giraffe is

long tenure with sponsors like

‘keep it fun’ aspect of the sport.”

suddenly a little less funny, and

Correct Craft and Body Glove,

For a moment when I read that,

a lot more focused. He rides

you start to get an idea of how

I considered it very telling. After

with the determination of those

much they value not only Jeff’s

all, there is arguably no more

little huckers half his size, but

image, but also his influence.

fun, funny and self-deprecating

with an agility and controlled

And the Slingshot team is

person to spend a day on (or off)

effortlessness that reveals his

undoubtedly doing more things

the water with than Jeff. And

long history as a wakeboarder

right, and having more fun doing

nobody taller. He doesn’t stand

(he was Boys World Champion

it, thanks to Jeff.

atop a wakeboard so much as

in 1998 at the age of 13, the year

he towers over one.

I met him). I think we all know

what wakeboarding should look

But chalking Jeff’s contri-

and recognize the type: people

like. You should see Jeff McKee.

bution to wakeboarding up to

who were just made to be on a

Okay, now open your eyes and

being just and affable, lanky

board. That’s Jeff.

go have fun. – Tony Smith

Close your eyes and imagine

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Collin Harrington CLEAR LAKE, FL

Orange you thankful for your friends pulling you around the lake all afternoon?

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Shane Bonifay CLEAR LAKE, FL

Despite this jungle background, Shane nor any snakes were harmed in the making of this photo.

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Dylan Miller JOHN’S LAKE, FL

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Brian Grubb LAKE JESSAMINE, FL

Grubb’s murdered out Malibu provided the pull for this lofty double up.

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BRIAN GRUBB

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PANO

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Rattlesnake Point LAKE OROVILLE, CA

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Aussie Friends ORLANDO, FL

What’s the difference between an Australian silhouette and an American silhouette? Nothin’, mate.

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Aaron Rathy JOHN’S LAKE, FL

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Gunnar Shuler ORLANDO, FL

Quietly getting better, and always going bigger. T it up!

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Nick Jones EAST CROOKED LAKE, FL

Booya! Sponsor-plugging with the best of ‘em!

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Brenton Priestley CLEAR LAKE, FL VIDEO

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ABSTRACT

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FOLLOWING

Lake Whippoorwill, FL 26

SHAUN BELMONT MURRAY


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April 28, 1976 Orlando, FL Whippoorwill Lefty

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SPONSORS

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SPIN

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HOBBY

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ACTRESS

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Pandora

ARTIST

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BAND

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WAKEBOARDER

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WAKESKATER

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MAGAZINE

National Geographic

MOVIE

Blazing Saddles

FLIP

Triple Lindy

JOKE

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DIRECTORY

WAKE SHOPS, CAMPS & PARKS

SHOPS

COLORADO

Forest Lake Motor Sports Forest Lake 651-464-3135

ARIZONA

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Denver 800-592-SKIS

www.forestlakemotorsports.com

Century Marine Mesa 480-835-9134

www.gettommys.com

The House St. Paul 651-482-9995

FLORIDA

www.the-house.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Ft Lauderdale 954-467-7872 Altamonte Springs 407-788-3334

MONTANA

www.centurymarine.com

Lake Powell Marine Page 888-867-8118 www.lakepowellmarine.com

www.peterglenn.com

MasterCraft Boats Of AZ Phoenix 602-267-1400 www.mastercraftaz.com

Big Sky Board Sports Helena 406-442-0676 www.bigskyboards.com

Miami Ski Nautiques Miami 305-438-9464

NEW JERSEY

www.miamiskinautique.com

CALIFORNIA Sporting Edge Antioch 925-754-8800

MasterCraft of Orlando Orlando 407-851-1965

www.islandsurf-sail.com

www.mastercraftorlando.com

www.thesportingedge.com

Castaic Boat and Marine Castaic 661-257-4140

Island Surf & Sail Brant Beach 609-494-5553

Performance Ski and Surf Orlando 407-859-7544 OWC 407-816-6766

Surf & Offshore Point Pleasant Beach 800-442-6754 www.soswakeboard.com

www.castaicboats.com

www.perfski.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Surf and Skate Fair Oaks 916-721-5000

GEORGIA

Icywaves Surf Shop Cornelius 704-895-7873

www.surfandskate.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Atlanta 404-257-1706

www.icywavessurfshop.com

California Correct Craft Norco 951-479-9640

www.peterglenn.com

www.californiacorrectcraft.com

Ambush Board Company Kennesaw 770-420-9111

Larson Marine Rancho Cordova 916-635-8755

www.buywake.com

Overton’s Greenville 252-355-5783 Raleigh 919-850-9754 www.overtons.com

OREGON

www.larsonmarine.com

HAWAII

Wakesports Unlimited San Diego 858-277-5757 Orange County 714-363-WAKE

Kauai Waterski and Surf Co Kapaa 808-822-3574

Active Water Sports Beaverton 800-832-7547 Oregon City 503-650-5991

kauaiwaterskisurfandkayak.com

www.aws-online.com

MINNESOTA

TEXAS

Midwest Mastercraft Crystal 763-533-9666

Sail & Ski Center Austin 512-258-0733

www.waterskis.com

www.sailandski.com

www.wakesportsunlimited.com

The Liquid Playground San Jose 707-864-4007 www.theliquidplayground.com

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Tap any web address to see that company’s website

Texas MasterCraft Fort Worth 817-589-7547

Active Water Sports Toledo 360-864-4137

The Wake Academy Moorestown 856-296-0146

www.texasmastercraft.com

www.aws-online.com

www.thewakeacademy.com

Buxton Marine Sales Lewisville 972-436-7412

WISCONSIN

Adam Fields Wakeboard School Littleton 252-536-9063

www.buxtonmarine.com

Fort Fremont Marine Fremont 920-446-3220

www.adamswakeboardschool.com

Riptank Boardshop Lubbock 806-799-8265

www.fortfremontmarine.com

CABLE PARKS

www.riptank.com

BS The Board Shop Lake Geneva 262-248-1703

Orlando Watersports Complex Orlando 407-251-3100

Warming Hut Ski & Board Richardson 972-234-6088

www.bswake.com

www.orlandowatersports.com

CAMPS

Projects Cable Park Orlando 407-491-7312

UTAH

The Wakeboard Camp Clermont 352-394-8899

www.theprojectscamp.com

Milosport Orem 801-426-4300

www.wakeboardcamp.com

McCormick’s Cable Park Seffner 813-681-4441

www.milosport.com

Hansen’s World Wakeboard Center Groveland 352-429-3574

www.skimccormick.com

www.warminghut.com

Marine Products Salt Lake City 801-973-4017 Sandy 801-553-8332

www.worldwakeboardcenter.com

KC Watersports Overland Park 913-783-4300 www.kcwatersports.com

www.marine-products.com

Bonifay’s Boarding House Lake Alfred 863-956-0360

WASHINGTON

www.bonifay.net

Adrenaline Watersports Bellevue 425-746-9253

Ride The Spot Orlando 407-405-1801

www.wakeboarddeals.com

www.ridethespot.net

Wake Nation Fairfield 513-887-9253 www.wakenation.com

Texas Ski Ranch New Braunfels 830-627-2843 www.texasskiranch.com

Bake’s Board and Ski Issaquah 425-392-8595

The Projects Orlando 407-491-7312

www.bakesonline.com

www.theprojectscamp.com

Seattle Water Sports Kenmore 425-481-2754

The Boarding School Orlando 407-273-5920

www.seattlewatersports.com

www.theboardingschool.com

Evo Seattle 866-386-1590

LTS Dean Lavelle’s Wakeboard School Pompano Beach 954-520-0620

www.evo.com

www.wakeboard-school.com

Wiley’s Seattle 206-762-1300 www.wileyski.com

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