Parks Bonifay

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Parks Bonifay. One could argue that he has contributed more to the progression of the sport of wakreboarding than any other person. At only 6 months old his father put him on waterskis and he broke the Guiness Book of World Records for the youngest person to ever waterski. He then became a professional three-event skiier and spent every day on the water for the next 10 years. At 12 years old, Parks switched to wakeboarding and never looked back. He won his very first competition at 14 and won the X-Games the very same year. In his own words, Parks said, "Wakeboarding chose me."

In 2005 Parks created his own wakeboard contest in partnership with Red Bull called "Double or Nothing". The contest was very unique in that it was completely private and the competitors wouldn't even know the location of the event until the day before. They would then compete in a Double-Up competition which included "best trick" and "biggest air". The last Double or Nothing competition was held in 2010 at Blue Lake Quarry, FL. Parks has been a recurring member on MTV's Nitro Circus and in 2009 a documentary was released about him entitled, "The Parks Bonifay Documentary". Parks is also the older brother of professional wakeboarder, Shane Bonifay.

Season:

2011 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE OUT OF TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
6/25   BROstock T11 20 Double-Up Bull Shoals, AR Supra Launch 242 -
2010 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE OUT OF TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
7/4   Wake the Line T9 16 Features Cologne, Germany System 2.0 -
3/7 Wakestock T16 19 Boat Abu Dhabi, UAE   -
2009 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE OUT OF TYPE LOCATION CABLE WINNINGS
5/1   Wake the Line T5 16 Features Cologne, Germany Sytem 2.0 -
4/4   Red Bull Wake Lab 4 30 Features Tempe, AZ Sytem 2.0 -
2008 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE OUT OF TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
7/27 Wakestock T25 Boat Toronto, ON Mastercraft X-Star -
2007 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
5/12   The Carnival Rails Orlando, FL Sea-Doo -
2006 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
2005 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
12/4 Tigé Pro-Am Boat Marathon, FL Tigé 24Vé -
10/16 World Championships T17 Boat Maroochydore, Australia Malibu VLX -
10/8 Gravity Games 8 Boat Perth, Australia Supra 24 SSV -
9/25 Pan Am Championships 5 Boat Orlando, FL Nautique -
8/28 National Championships 5 Boat Pleasant Prarie, WI Nautique -
8/14 Wakestock 7 Boat Toronto Islands, ON Malibu VLX -
8/6   X-GAMES T9 Boat Los Angeles, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/31 PWT #5 T9 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
7/10 PWT #4 T9 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
6/5 PWT #3 T17 Boat Reno, NV Mastercraft X-Star -
5/22 PWT #2 T25 Boat Fort Worth, TX Mastercraft X-Star -
5/1 PWT #1 T11 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2004 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/17 Gravity Games 5 Boat Perth, Australia Supra -
10/3 World Championships Boat Orlando, FL   -
8/22 National Championships T9 Boat Indianapolis, IN Nautique -
8/7   X-GAMES Boat Los Angeles, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/17 PWT #4 Boat Irvine, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/10 PWT #3 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
6/20 Vans Triple Crown Boat Portland, OR   -
6/6 PWT #3 T9 Boat Reno, NV Mastercraft X-Star -
5/23 PWT #2 Boat Fort Worth, TX Mastercraft X-Star -
5/2 PWT #1 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2003 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/12 World Championships T19 Boat Sydney, Australia   -
10/5 World Championships T10 Boat Orlando, FL   -
9/14 Gravity Games Boat Cleveland, OH   -
8/24 National Championships Boat Indianapolis, IN Nautique -
8/17   X-GAMES Boat Los Angeles, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/10 Wakestock Boat Wasaga Beach   -
7/27 PWT #5 Boat Irvine, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/20 Malibu Open   Boat Sacramento, CA Malibu -
7/13 PWT #4 4 Boat Kelowna, ON Mastercraft X-Star -
6/29 PWT #3 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
6/8 PWT #2 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
4/27 Vans Triple Crown Boat Fort Worth, TX   -
4/13 PWT #1 T13 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2002 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
  World Championships 5 Boat Orlando, FL   -
  National Championships T9 Boat Fort Worth, TX   -
10/6 US Open 4 Boat Altamonte Springs, FL   -
8/24   X-GAMES 7 Boat Philadelphia, PA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/28 PWT #6 5 Boat Irvine, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
7/14 PWT #5 4 Boat Kelowna, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
6/30 PWT #4 5 Boat Indianapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
6/16 PWT #3 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
    43rd Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/5 PWT #2 7 Boat Charleston, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/14 Vans Triple Crown T15 Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/7 PWT #1 T11 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2001 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT/CABLE WINNINGS
9/30 World Championships Boat Lake Elsinore, CA   -
9/3 Gravity Games Boat Providence, RI   -
8/26 National Championships Boat Orlando, FL Nautique -
8/19   X-GAMES 6 Boat Philadelphia, PA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/12 Wakestock 6 Boat Bala ON   -
7/29 PWT #7 Boat Abbortsford, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/22 PWT #6 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
7/1 PWT #5 Boat High Point Mastercraft X-Star -
6/24 PWT #4 Boat Indianapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
6/17 PWT #3 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
6/10 Malibu Open 4 Boat Wilmington Malibu -
5/27   42nd Masters 4 Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
4/30 Vans Triple Crown T9 Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/16 PWT #2 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
2000 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
8/6   Japan Event Boat Japan   -
7/1 PWT #8 T13 Boat Abbortsford, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/18 Gravity Games Boat Providence, RI Supra -
7/16 PWT #7 4 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
6/25 US Open Boat Sacramento, CA   -
6/18 PWT #6 T9 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
6/11 PWT #5 5 Boat Hartford, CT Mastercraft X-Star -
6/4 PWT #4 Boat Oklahoma City, OK Mastercraft X-Star -
5/28   41st Masters 4 Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/21 PWT #3 Boat Greenville, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/30 Vans Triple Crown 4 Boat Pensacola, FL   -
4/16 PWT #2 Boat Fort Lauderdale, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
4/2 PWT #1 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
1999 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/10 World Championships Boat Orlando, FL   -
8/29 PWT #8 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
8/22 National Championships 7 Boat Dallas, TX Nautique -
7/25 PWT #7 Boat Vancouver, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/18 PWT #6 12 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
7/12 England Event Boat England   -
7/4 Germany Event Boat Germany   -
7/1 X-GAMES Boat San Francisco, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
6/17 PWT #5 6 Boat Sacramento, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
6/13 Vans Triple Crown T9 Boat Providence, RI   -
6/6 PWT #4 4 Boat Shreveport, LA Mastercraft X-Star -
5/30   40th Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/23 PWT #3 10 Boat Atlanta, GA Mastercraft X-Star -
5/2 PWT #2 6 Boat Fort Lauderdale, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
4/18 PWT #1   Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
1998 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/18 World Championships 6 Boat Orlando, FL   -
8/30 National Championships 8 Boat Dallas, TX Nautique -
8/9 PWT #8 Boat Sacramento, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
8/2 PWT #7 13 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
7/26 PWT #6 Boat Vancouver, BC Mastercraft X-Star -
7/12 PWT #5 Boat Hartford, CT Mastercraft X-Star -
7/5 Swatch/O'Neill 4 Boat Sweden   -
6/28 Swatch/O'Neill Boat Germany   -
6/20 X-GAMES   Boat San Diego, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
6/14 PWT #4 Boat Shreveport, LA Mastercraft X-Star -
6/7 PWT #3 4 Boat Austin, TX Mastercraft X-Star -
5/31 Vans Triple Crown Boat Orlando, FL   -
5/24   39th Masters Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/3 PWT #2 Boat Charleston, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/5 PWT #1 Boat Fort Lauderdale, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
1997 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/18 World Championships Boat Altamonte Springs, FL   -
8/30 National Championships   Boat Dallas, TX   -
X/X PWT #8 7 Boat Sacramento, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #7 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #6 Boat Indianapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #5 8 Boat Hartford, CT Mastercraft X-Star -
6/28 X-GAMES Boat San Diego, CA Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #4 13 Boat Shreveport, LA Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #3 7 Boat Austin, TX Mastercraft X-Star -
5/26 38th Masters 8 Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
X/X PWT #2 Boat Charleston, SC Mastercraft X-Star -
X/X PWT #1 4 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -
1996 EVENT LOG
DATE EVENT PLACE TYPE LOCATION BOAT WINNINGS
10/20 World Championships Boat Altamonte Springs, FL   -
X/X National Championships   Boat     -
8/18 PWT #8 Boat Portland, OR Mastercraft X-Star -
8/4 PWT #7 Boat Omaha, NE Mastercraft X-Star -
7/28 PWT #6 8 Boat Detroit, MI Mastercraft X-Star -
7/14 PWT #5 Boat Indiapolis, IN Mastercraft X-Star -
7/7 PWT #4 Boat Hartford, CT Mastercraft X-Star -
6/30 X-GAMES Boat Newport, RI   -
6/9 PWT #3 Boat Shreveport, LA Mastercraft X-Star -
5/X 38th Masters   Boat Pine Mountain, GA Nautique -
5/19 PWT #2 Boat High Point, NC Mastercraft X-Star -
4/14 PWT #1 Boat Orlando, FL Mastercraft X-Star -

VIDEOS OF PARKS BONIFAY

GONE FOOT'N via Parks Bonifay, 7.11.17
Parks Documentary via EchoBoom, 4.29.14
A Story from the Legend via Wakeboard Romania, 2.9.13
Parks | Retrospect via Sidewayz Films, 2004
Parks | All or Nothing via Sidewayz Films, 2001
12 Honkeys | Parks Bonifay via Sidewayz Films, 1999

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1st Place | '99 Masters via Ryan Shimabukuro, 5.27.99

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