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Barefoot Water Skiing at Cypress Gardens

Barefoot Water Skiing at Cypress Gardens Florida Surfing and Waterskiing
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Stock #: 411337
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Cypress Gardens
State: Florida (FL)
County: Polk
Postmark: 1953 May-7
PM City: St. Petersburg
PM State: FL
Stamp: 2c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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One of the sensational athletic stunts of the generation is to see Dick Pope Jr., water ski on his bare feet at Cypress Gardens where he sometimes does it under perfect conditions at the daily water show. Young Pope takes off with one ski, then at 40 miles per hour, places one foot on the water and flicks off the other ski and rides as far as a mile and a half. His smile comes because the water tickles his feet

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