Austin Keen is a world champion skimboarder. Skimboarding is when the person rides a board to glide across the ocean’s surface to meet an incoming breaking wave and then rides the wave back to shore.
In one of the clips from 2018, Keen rides on a $9 coffee table he got from the Goodwill. He expertly rides the rather tumultuous waves with ease. At the time, the trick went viral and Keen auctioned off the table to raise money for Water Walkers.
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Wakesurfing a coffee table I bought for $9 at Goodwill . Since I had such a big response to who wanted the coffee table, I decided to auction it off and send all proceeds to @waterwalkerstn charity -Bringing hope to inner city youth through education and wakesurfing and other water sports. The bidding has closed at $875!! Check my story for the winner. @onewake_ Has generously offered to take care of shipping costs and match the bid up to $500!!. I will shout out the winner on my story, sign the board, and throw in some AK gear as well. Yew!! . This is all last minute so bear with me on the logistics of this makeshift Instagram story auction . Riding behind an @axiswake . #nonprofit #wakesurfing #charity #youth #surfing #travel #adventure #lifestyle #trickshot #tricks #sportscenter #sctop10 @sportscenter
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A different video features Keen skimboarding with dolphins. He rides on the water’s surface while a dolphin swims just below it and then right next to him, in the once-in-a-lifetime shot.
But perhaps the biggest flex from the set of stunts is one from 2017. Keen rushes down the beach, toward the ocean, with his skimboard in hand. He throws his skimboard down and skids into the water to surf the tidal wave. When Keen is in midair, he lifts the board, spins his entire body then perfectly lands.
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I'm not sure what this is called but it was fun ! From this mornings session #skimboarding . Shoutout to the legend @clarklittle for sharing this clip! Check out his movie 'Shorebreak' if you haven't already! . . . SKIM Sponsors: @cariloha @delsolcolor @exileskimboards @clarionmarine @powerbar @bob_haro @eastcoastskimboards . . #skim #skimlife #ocean #lagunabeach #surf #surfer #surfing #actionsports #extremesports #bigair @clarklittle @highlighthub #travel #adventure #lifestyle #stunts #stuntman #parkour #backflip #sendit
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“I’m not sure what this is called but it was fun!” the caption said.
Yep, he’s just inventing tricks out there! Even the rapper Saweetie gave Keen a few flame emojis in the Sports Center comments. The athlete is undeniably fire.
“The real Aquaman,” someone commented.
“Unreal,” one user added.
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