Steve David, Oh Boy! Oberto Hydroplane driver to water ski race course

Steve David, National Champion unlimited hydroplane driver, has the water gene. In addition to being a world class driver of the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto David is an accomplished water skier.

A Florida native David spends nearly 100% of his free time either on a boat or behind one.

"I don't think I have ever water skied on a course that I have raced an unlimited hydroplane on," David said.

David received a water skiing scholarship from Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.) and has been water skiing since age six. He said it wasn't your typical scholarship, "It just meant that I got my fuel in the boat paid for."

David enjoys water skiing because it is a great way to relax and stay in shape.

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Steve David - busiest man in hydroplanes!

Steve David, driver of the National Champion U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto is the busiest man in hydroplanes this week. In addition to telecommuting with his offices back in Florida, arranging real estate deals, David begins his morning with a 4 mile brisk walk and a workout in the gym. Instead of having a helmet strapped to his head, David has his iphone --answering calls and emails.

As if a 9 to 5 job on the east coast isn't enough, David is making the rounds at various TV and radio stations in Seattle. Wednesday he is schedule to have a 4:30p interview in studio with KING-TV's Paul Silvi, followed by a 6:00 pm gig with Mike Gastineau on Sports Radio KJR.

And if that isn't enough he is planning on water skiing the Lake Washington race course on Thursday morning and Friday he will be helping Jenni Hogan out at KIRO TV with the traffic reports.