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Water Ski Shows with Stars Of Florida!

Stars of Florida is the best of the best; a Water Ski Show Team / entertainment production company that specializes in the promotion and production of Water Ski Shows and exhibitions worldwide.

From Japan to the Middle East, the Stars of Florida feature the world’s top show skiers in performances that will thrill and delight spectators. Virtually all aspects of the sport including barefooting, jumping, swivel, adagio doubles, pyramids, wakeboarding, air chair/ski sky and even Our family friendly Clowns are choreographed into one grand waterski performance. You won’t want to miss a single minute of the endless variety of waterskiing acrobatics.
Step into the world of the most experienced waterski show ever…

With over 70 international trips on waterways such as the Nile in Egypt, the Seine in Paris with the Eiffel tower as a backdrop, Tokyo Bay in Japan, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and many more.

Stars of Florida is very proud to have been based at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park the legendary waterski capital of the world where it performs their ski shows 3-4 times ever day – year round, until it's closing Sept. of 2009.

Stars of Florida is a professional waterski team that performs exhibition style show-skiing as entertainment for events such as festivals, F-1 Power boat racing tour stops, international wakeboarding tour stops, and more. Each and every show is designed to meet the needs and specifications of the sponsor. No two shows are alike! Stars of Florida has performed in Japan, Paris, Jordan, Columbia, Turkey, Malaysia, India, Egypt, Las Vegas, Norway, Korea and other exciting locations.

You will witness the thrill of champion water skiers performing breath-taking acts including every type of barefoot waterskiing imaginable, the grace and beauty of women’s swivel skiing, heart-stopping daredevil waterski jumping. The acts just keep coming, and your audience will cheer for more!

The entire planning, travel arrangements, set-up and equipment is organized by Stars of Florida. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the show! See for yourself how exciting a Stars of Florida water ski show can be!

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Stars Of Florida Article,,, Lebanon

Stars of Florida water ski show visit Lebanon

By Matt Heilman


Don Buffa has been taking show skiers across the globe for many years now - since 1990, in fact. As a long time Cypress Gardens skier, Buffa took on the role of organizing international shows when Cypress Gardens stopped doing them. He became the founder and show director of Stars of Florida, and recently organized the 75th international trip for the team, this time to Lebanon.

Securing international shows isn’t easy. The connection to the people of Lebanon actually happened in 1998. While doing a Stars of Florida show in Egypt, they met a Lebanese skier named Alain Nohra, who said he’d like to host the team in Lebanon some day. Buffa and Norha unfortunately lost touch and Nohra moved to California. But, some things have a way of working out.

“Fast forward to January of 2011 and I got an email from Alain saying he was now the President of the Lebanese Water Ski Federation,” Buffa explained. “He was finally in a position to make good on his promise and have the Stars of Florida to Lebanon.”


The economy in Lebanon is based on tourism and the Lebanese people are “one of the most friendly and most helpful people you would want to meet,” according to Buffa. Unfortunately they are located in a region that is constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons. “They want nothing more than to live their lives like they once did and get back to the life they once enjoyed.”

This particular trip for the Stars of Florida was a mix of ski shows and education. “We always try to leave whatever country we’re in with a little knowledge of show skiing,” said Buffa. They took over trick releases for the boats, left them swivel skis, and made them a small set of pyramid equipment. “We conducted several clinics in pyramid, doubles, swivel, wakeboard, and jump. In fact, one of the guys was very close to landing a front flip.”

And every international trip is full of good memories, cultural experiences, and hospitality. This trip didn’t lack for any of those. “The hospitality is second to none,” explained Buffa. “They took us to an open air night club on the roof of a four story building. It cost $2000 to reserve a table. All I know is that our friend Woody would have no part in any of us paying for anything whatsoever that night. That's just the way the Lebanon people are!”


Another successful trip is in the books for the Stars of Florida. They are eagerly anticipating their 76th international trip, which is undetermined at this point. “Most likely Mexico, Oman, Dubai, or Malaysia,” said Buffa. “I never can say where exactly - they come up quickly at times.” Wherever it may be, it’s sure to be another successful international show skiing experience.


Great waterski shows in Lebanon. Great people great event look for our return in 2015!

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Doha, Qatar

Stars have just return after performing 3 shows on Feb 11th for Qatar's National Sports Day!

We had a great time met some new friends and had the opportunity to

see friends that we haven't seen since our last trip there in 2006. We even had time for some clowning around!

Van, Turkey

Photos from our trip late June of this year in Van, Turkey. Had a great time and many many thanks to the Government of Van for inviting us to their part of Turkey. I little own part of Turkey that is yet to be discovered, beautiful mountains, very nice people, and a very high interest in watersports in the largest Lake in Turkey, Lake Van.

We also had the opportunity to meet and spend some time with US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone. It was pleasure chatting with the Ambassador and his wife. We are hoping that we can again return to this part of Turkey very soon!


Shows in Guyana went great. Mnay thanks to the JamZone people for hosting the big event.

Stars to perform in Guyana at the end of August!

Stars Of Florida to perform in Van, Turkey

Return Trip to Korea

It was Great to Return to Korea. It is our second trip there, and hope to return in 2014!

Beirut, Lebanon Show

The shows in Lebanon went great. Met so many new friends. We have hopes to return in Sept.!