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Thousand Oaks

August 04, 2009 10:00 ET

Water Ski Legends Mike Suyderhoud and Mike Royal Set to Perform at Three-Day Water Ski Event in Thousand Oaks

Water Ski Event Hosted by Thousand Oaks, Kurk Homes (a Custom Home Builder) & Darryl Moore's Marine

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Thousand Oaks, Kurk Homes and Darryl Moore's Marine have pulled out all the stops for an upcoming three-day Water Skiing Exhibition and clinic in Thousand Oaks. The clinic will commence on August 8, 2009 and continue through August 9, 2009. In addition, World Water Ski Champion Mike Suyderhoud and World record holder Mike Royal will highlight this water-ski extravaganza with an exhibition on Monday, August 10 at 5:00 pm.

The Thousand Oaks Subdivision on the south side of FM 1488 (12 miles west of I-45 and two miles east of FM 149) sets the perfect backdrop for this world-class water ski event with its large ski lakes and beautiful scenery. Mike Suyderhoud and Mike Royal will be skiing individually as well as for the first time together during the exhibition. Ski lessons with Suyderhoud and demonstrations will also be provided during the clinic (sign-ups will be held at the Kurk Homes Model Home in Thousand Oaks.) Reservations (281) 353-8537.

Water skiing would not be the sport we know today without the incredible feats of Mike Suyderhoud. Regarded by many as one of the best water skiers of all time, Suyderhoud has been crowned US Ski Champion an amazing 16 times, and is a five-time World Champion.

Record holder Mike Royal has never let his disability slow him down. Born with the progressive eye disease retinitis pigmentosa, Royal became blind by his mid-thirties. His positive philosophy of focusing on things he can do, using tools to come up with creative solutions and refusing to let others determine his limits has helped him overcome blind related challenges. Royal has silenced all detractors. In May of this year, Royal broke the 2007 record for the V1 "totally blind" category, making him a World Record Holder. On July 4 and July 25, he unofficially broke two more records, which are pending ratification by the International Water Ski Federation.

Royal stated on his blog in reference to the Thousand Oaks event, "On August 10th, I have the privilege of skiing with Mike Suyderhoud, a living legend in the sport of water skiing. Suyderhoud is a 5 time overall World Champion legend and first round inductee into the Water Skiing Hall of Fame."

For more information or for interviews, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company INC, 310.441.1000 or email Eileen @ Eileen@eileenkoch.com. Please visit www.eileenkoch.com.

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