This is Austin Keen, a world champion skimboarder based in Laguna Beach, California. Two days ago, he posted a video in which he sprints straight at a wave, hops on his skimboard and launches off of said wave, catches about 10 feet of air, then nearly lands back on his board.
We had no idea this was possible, and apparently neither did Keen. “I’m not sure what this is called, but it was fun,” he wrote in the video’s caption. We might as well name it after him because we are unsure anyone else could pull it off.
Keen has been stretching the boundaries of skimboarding and water sports for awhile. Here are some of his more insane antics.