The Payne Lake Figure Eight Barefoot Championship
Catch up with this crazy group of barefoot waterskiers as they dare each other to hang on longer than the other guy in the Figure Eight Competition!
The Payne Lake Figure Eight Barefoot Championship was born in 1982. Dave Hopkins and Doug Wierenga had recently attended a barefoot event in Grand Rapids, Michigan and thought that they could put on a better event.
Dave, along with his friend, Ron Blouw, hosted the 2018 Figure Eight just a few weeks back. It’s a grassroots, West Michigan event with several generations of family members participating.
As Ron puts it, “The way you win is if you go farther than the other guy!”