WATER WAY TO GO: Dan Kerslake is eyeing the top of the country's waterskiing ladder after claiming two major titles earlier this year. It comes after a three-year break.
WATER WAY TO GO: Dan Kerslake is eyeing the top of the country's waterskiing ladder after claiming two major titles earlier this year. It comes after a three-year break. Megan Pope FRA201012ski5

Local waterskiing champ back out on the water

WATERSKIING: AFTER claiming two major Queensland titles, waterskiing champion Dan Kerslake thinks his 'waterskiing bug' has bitten again.

The Fraser Coast waterskiier is now aiming for another set of titles after claiming a national and state title at the National Waterskiing Championships, held in Goondiwindi earlier this year.

Kerslake won the Over-21s Men's Division in both jurisdictions - his first wins after about three years off the water.

And now he's confident he's getting his mojo back.

"I'm a lot more keen than I ever was,” Kerslake said.

"Right now I'm focussed on doing as many competitions as I can before the season ends.

"That means I have to get out on the water and train more, and that involves going all the way out to the water in Isis.”

Having waterskiied since he was about seven, Kerslake has claimed an impressive four state and two national titles over his career.

He also claimed several awards from Australian Masters and Juniors Masters.

It's been a labour of love for him ever since his first professional competition at Coomera on the Gold Coast.

"I got right into it after that first taste, and it just led to where I am now,” Kerslake said.

He's now set his sights on the top division, having received his Open Men's qualification to ski with some of the country's best waterkiiers.



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