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In Memoriam - Eddie Roberts, 1945-2019

Eddie Roberts, responsible for many notable innovations in water ski and wakeboard equipment, passed away on Nov. 28. He was 74. Roberts will be honored posthumously on May 2, 2020 with the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation’s Award of Distinction at the 38th USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

Roberts’ involvement in the industry dated back to the 1960s. He helped establish O’Brien, H.O. Sports and Radar Skis to world preeminence. He also volunteered immeasurable hours at tournaments, clinics, clubs and trade shows promoting the sport. A well-known personality in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California water ski communities, his encouraging and jovial demeanor was an inspiration to water sports enthusiasts of all ages.




















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