Ski racing has lost one of its great characters, namely Mike Bemis from the USA.
On 23rd Septemeber 2008 skirace.net reported on Mike Bemis’s condition
Sadly 3.5 years later we are reporting that on Saturday 21st April 2012 Mike Bemis passed away.
Mike was a US National Champion on multiple occasions. He was a lively presence on the beach and along with his skis, binding, handles, rope, tape and other accessories, will be missed by many.
Mike was a long-time member of the Lake Arrowhead Water Ski Club, a former World Speed Barefoot Record Holder, and was a fixture of US Ski Racing manufacturing his own racing, training, and fun ski’s. He was also part of an episode of the TV Show “Baywatch” back in 1990 where they did an episode on the “Avalon Ski Race”, a re-creation of the Catalina Ski Race.
He will be greatly missed. There will be an open house gathering on Saturday, May 5th at Mike’s sister’s home in Rancho Cucamonga.
Sincere condolences from the around the world go to Mike’s family and friends.