Parks winning the X Games in his first visit, March 25, 1997
|Born||Parks Napier Bonifay
September 30, 1981
Pensacola, Florida, Florida
Parks Napier Bonifay (born 30 September 1981) is an American professional wakeboarder.
Life and career
Bonifay was born in West Bend, Wisconsin. He became a professional wakeboarder in 1994. Parks took the wakeboarding world by storm as a 14-year-old, winning the X-Games in his first visit. He has held many major titles including the Pro Wakeboard Tour titles in 1999 and 2001. His dad put him on skis at just six months, 28 days old.
He became the first documented wakeboarder to land the 1080 (a switch toeside 1080), doing so at a Bill Doster photoshoot in 1999.
A full-length feature documentary on Parks' life was released on August 21, 2009, aptly titled The Parks Documentary. It chronicles the story of Park's life, from his roots in water skiing and show skiing via his parents and grandparents, to his exploits, accomplishments and sheer dominance of the world of wakeboarding the past 12 years.
He resides in Polk County, Florida.