Skim boating: when skimboarding meets wakeboarding

It certainly looks like a 007 getaway chase sequence, but it isn't. Watch how Mr. Austin Keen hijacked a boat wake in Lake Down, Orlando.

Austin Keen is one of the most creative skimboarders in the world. He is constantly trying new moves in unexpected places, and helping push the sport into the future.

Skimboarding offers multiple riding possibilities. You can grab a board and catch waves, but you can also go for a flatland skimming experience. And then, if you're as inventive as Keen, you can try skim boating.

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Austin Keen: he finally won The Vic Pro | Photo: Badie/Laguna SoCal

Austin Keen has taken out the 40th Annual The Vic, at Aliso Beach, California.

The event has been organized by Victoria Skimboards, a company founded in 1976, in Laguna Beach. This year, The Vic was not officially part of the United Skim Tour (UST), but the contest didn't lose relevance.

"I do not think we could have asked for a better 40th. It was a plethora of waves, a dearth of sand, an intimate soiree of sand, shore break, and sun for all the die hard skimboard fans of the world," expressed Tex Haines, who co-founded Victoria Skimboards with Peter Prietto.

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Austin Keen: throwing buckets of spray at the OBX | Photo: Laguna SoCal

The United Skim Tour 2016 entered the second half of the season. In less than a month, two events - Outer Banks Skim Jam and Vilano Pro/Am - ignited the East Coast.

With a victory at the OBX Skim Jam, in North Carolina, Austin Keen reminded everyone that he will always be a world title contender.

Despite having missed the first event of the United Skim Tour season in Brazil, Keen stepped up his game and stole the show. In the final, he defeated hometown hero Perry Pruitt.

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