Andy Mapple

Andy Mapple

Birthday 11/3/1962

Place of birth Lancashire, England

Years Water Skiing 36/ 25 years pro, retired 2004

What is your favorite thing to do when you're not Water Skiing?
Racing bicycles and being with my family. I like being home.

Name your favorite place Water Skiing has taken you?
My favorite travel has always been via RV because you get to see more, have all of your stuff with you, have your family with you and, I love to drive. My favorite place that I went to via RV was Kelowna and around BC, Canada. It was spectacular driving, riding and skiing.

Tell us an interesting fact that most people don't know about you.
When I learned to ski, I hated water and could not swim. God obviously had a plan!

What are the top three most played songs in your playlist?
Shout to the North
Red, Red Wine
If Your Going Through Hell

Do you have a pre-run routine you do before contests for good luck?
No. I just always liked to go with the flow. This way I get to enjoy every moment and not worry about the surroundings.

What has been the biggest accomplishment of your career?
Being 50 years old and still doing what I love to do.

If you could give someone one piece of advice; what would it be?
Enjoy and live for today. Don't let tomorrow spoil today!

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Andy Mapple Rides behind the
Ski Nautique 200-Open Bow

Ski Nautique 200 Open-Bow