It’s a big month! The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation World Water Ski Show Tournament will take place October 21-23 in Winter Haven. Teams from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and US will compete. Welcome to Polk County, and good luck to all of the teams!

We wanted to celebrate 100 years of waterskiing in this issue. After all, Winter Haven is the Water Ski Capital of the World. Thank you to Dave Dershimer for taking the time to introduce us to original members of Cypress Gardens for our interviews. Thank you to Lynn Novakofski for providing us with a vintage photo of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team for our LKLD Magazine. Thank you to Bob Gernert for opening the Museum of Winter Haven History just for us and allowing us to look around. The vintage skis on the cover are from the museum. Thank you!

Tag your Facebook and Instagram posts with #kindachill, and you might find it in the next issue. Also, check out our Charlie Award-winning podcast, Haven for Your Ears. It’s a companion podcast for this magazine each month. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at what we do. It’s a little silly and a lot of fun.


Have a great month, and I’ll see you around town!


Amy Sexson


Haven & LKLD Magazine

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