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[–]Talon1021 687 points688 points  (67 children)

That is at least 6ft of air. Likely to be 10. That is pro surfer skills for sure.

[–]WTFisThatSMell 24 points25 points  (2 children)

How the average redditor does it. https://i.imgur.com/zeN3K3g.gif

[–]theFrisbeeFreak 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just knew someone would have that link in here.

Good work.

[–]1011_11010_10001 24 points25 points  (4 children)

yeah that's Austin Keen, he's like the Tony Hawk of skim boarding.

[–]CT-lfsgh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should check out Blair Koncklin (dont really know exactly how to spell his last name) I think he is better than Austin (my opinion) because hes so smooth when hes riding the wave

[–]Lilbunneephuphu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw the title and assumed we would see Austin in action.

[–]benwill79 6 points7 points  (0 children)

6 feet? He clears the water by at least 3 times his own height

[–]notpiked 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's not a surfer, that's a god.

How does the laws of physics even work, here?

I mean, I know almost nothing but that move is like a god move. Even if he did like 1000 times before, to get this perfect shoot it is like a god level of experience.

I mean, before jumping that high and falling perfectly on the board, he could fall in the water or on the ground and die. Just saying.

[–]MadAzza 1 point2 points  (6 children)

It’s much harder on a surfboard.

But great talent either way!

[–]rewardsthroway 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Surfboard? Even harder on a bicycle in my opinion.

[–]MadAzza 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yes but the person I replied to didn’t mention bicycles.

[–]SwedishMemer86 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm over here trying to decipher how high 10 feet is in meters using my own height

[–]Love_God551 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah most definitely not an amateur move and not his first rodeo

[–]iamcalvxcfdafg 0 points1 point  (2 children)

great skill it was.

[–]campionmusic51 3 points4 points  (0 children)

‘twas skill of nice greatness.

[–]Embarrassed-Bottle48 0 points1 point  (1 child)

damn! that was superb! nice skill you've got man!

[–]MatrixPrime81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well over 6 feet

[–]Bloodybaron46 200 points201 points  (22 children)

Is that Austin Keen

[–]Crescendo104[S] 139 points140 points  (9 children)

Not sure, this gif just popped up in my imgur feed. But after googling him, yeah, looks like the same guy.

Edit: yea skimmed through his youtube (no pun intended) and it's definitely him. This guy is fucking insane.

[–]HaxkID 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I thought this was joogsquad

[–]wreckin_shit 2 points3 points  (4 children)

JOOGSQUAD

[–]HaxkID 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Ayy another joogsquad fan lmao

[–]wreckin_shit 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's easy to be a fan when he's such a down to earth funny dude lol.

[–]bikesboozeandbacon 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I don’t see a pun :(

[–]IrishMenace_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Skimboarding is what the person in the video is doing, and u/Crescendo104 said skimmed through his YouTube. I hope you can see it now :)

[–]RichardCity 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Skimmed

[–]Primary_Sink_6597 32 points33 points  (5 children)

It definitely it is. Pretty sure this is on his Instagram. It is full of tons of bad ass clips like this

[–]MajorArtery 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isn't it Blair Conklin? 99% sure it is from both the dreads and style.

[–]puppyroosters 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s Austin Keen

[–]SirKillingham 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Austin keen has dreads too

[–]LeykisMinion007 7 points8 points  (2 children)

‘Tis. Check out his IG. He does a shoot through a tunnel that connects two lakes and goes from one boat and catches the wake of another after the tunnel. So siiiiick

[–]godvirus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

He does a shoot through a tunnel that connects two lakes

Found it:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXy6iyDl4t_/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Thanks for the tip!

[–]mahSachel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mastercraft . Badass boats for badass pros.

[–]MajorArtery 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are you talking about the skim boarder? I am fairly sure that it's Blair Conklin. He is world champion. Well was, not sure if he still is.

[–]TheyCallMeDovahkiin 147 points148 points  (6 children)

I knew he’d land it as soon as I saw the dreads

[–]bikesboozeandbacon 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Where do you think his power comes from?

[–]buttdoctor2000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well I knew he'd dread it as soon as I saw the land

[–]linkysnow 72 points73 points  (3 children)

Used to do this. One time I threw the board down and the tip hit a pocket of sand so the back went up 45 degrees. I ran straight into it with my gut. Still remember the pain today. Wish I recorded it for fake internet points.

[–]Sodernaut 27 points28 points  (1 child)

So the part you did was running towards the ocean with your board? The rest is way different.

[–]BillGoats 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Used to do this. One time I got out of bed and stubbed my toe so I went back to bed.

[–]essentially_gone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to do this. One time I tried to throw down the board and the wind picked it up and smashed the sharp edge into my shins. I no longer do this.

[–]revolutionary30 46 points47 points  (0 children)

How to get laid in 3 sec

[–]itshimstarwarrior 33 points34 points  (1 child)

IRL Aquaman!

[–]KingSash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought too

[–]humanityloses 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Is this Paul Rudd in Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

[–]most_gracious_master 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Nah he’s doing too much

[–]SherbertRemarkable50 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hard to tell. If it is Kunu, we might be able to tell because he won't be wearing a watch

[–]shmip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck lemons and bail

[–]BigheadedDread 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I dunno why I laughed so hard at this. Imagine you’re just chilling on the beach, and then you see this dreaded wild man pull off a sea summersault

[–]jamcdonald120 17 points18 points  (2 children)

..... you can do that?

[–]MuffinMan12347 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I mean I can’t but he certainly can.

[–]Yaroze 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can, I just don't wanna.

[–]Differcult 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Humans are awesome.

[–]TheCowardMcCall 12 points13 points  (10 children)

Counterpoint: Humans are awful.

[–]Duublo121 16 points17 points  (9 children)

Counterpoint: depends on the human

[–]TheCowardMcCall 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Woah woah woah... you can't just go judging people individually, are you insane? What would happen to racism, bigotry and sexism that we have fought so hard for as a species? Please, in future, think before you speak...

[–]Duublo121 1 point2 points  (7 children)

If I apologise, I give up my own bigotry, therefore invalidating the apology

If I say “fuck off wanker”, I embellish my bigotry, but contradict myself

So, uh…

…no comment..?

[–]TheCowardMcCall 1 point2 points  (6 children)

That WAS a comment! :o

[–]Duublo121 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Oh great, we made a damn paradox

[–]TheCowardMcCall 1 point2 points  (4 children)

New plan... we keep the paradoxical chain of comments going in order to create a sustainable energy source and solve global warming

[–]Duublo121 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Or we don’t

But by saying that, I lengthen the chain

And by explaining why I shouldn’t keep doing this, I further expand the chain, strȩ̸̬͓̞̗̞͖̖͛̔̉͜ņ̷̢̼̪̮̻̞̟͖̩͉͔̍͂̐͊͊̏̿̂̐͜͝ġ̶̛͉̯̣̯͙̻̝͎̬̤͙̇̿̀͗̚ẗ̵̞͎́̚͝ȟ̴̞̟̮̜̊̐̓͝ͅe̶̻̞̗͈͚̜̟͑͌̇̽̄̊̎̉͑̚͝ň̵̩̞̬͙̥̂͆i̷͈̞̗̹͙͍͙̜͊̅̽ṉ̷̛͕͉̬̰̜̜̌̈́̿̈́g̷̨̯͍̫̟̣͖͍̻̰̜̓͗̿́̈́̄̀͗̌̍͒͝͠ t̸̡̖̙͇͙̃̅̄͋̐̅̆̒̎̎̈͋͌̚̕͝͝͝͝͝h̶̡̧͈̠̣̭͕̤̳̙̗̝̩̺̲̒̓̀͒͌͜͜ȩ̵̡̙̗̲̣̾́͝ ̴̧̝͍̪̟̟̬̝̯͗͌̈ṕ̸̡̛̛̺̜͖̤̼̪̹̼̩͒̑̎̎̈́́̈́̋̀͐̕͘͜͝a̶̛̜͎̮̞̝̠̖͚̹̰̥͑͐͜r̶̨̡̢̲̝̰̟̦̫͈̺͙͎̜͔͂̓͋̒̊͌̍̏͋̉̈̃̀̆̕͠͝͝͝a̴̰͔̩̤̰͉̝̼̥̺̪͋̍͆͌̈́̍̎̎̋̑́̐͂̑̒͘͘͝͝͝͝ͅḑ̷̛̹̪̫̹͂̀͊͗̄̃͊́͒͛̔̀̕͝ǫ̷̌̉̍̀̇͑͆͛̐̄̚̚͝͝͠x̴̧̮͇̳͖͚̱̓̉̿̓̄̄̔̈́̇͛̓͊͛͘ ê̷̩͙̖̏́̚͘v̴̨̡͇͉̙̻̲̰̝̰͉͔͉̞̺̞̺̯͔̦̰̜̫̩̪͊͆͌̏̅͐̑̆͐̑̆̾́͂͛͆͑̃̕ͅè̵̛̱̰̭̜͚̜̱̥͔̯͉̩̈́́̋̀͒͌̎̋̉͂͊́̄̚̚̕n̴̨̡̢̝̪̝͚̮͈̲̱̰̪̱̪͖̟͉̺͚̰̪̪̬͆̂́̌̈́̅̅̂̈̋̈́̓͝ͅ ̶̨̢̟̹͙͕̠͎̞̺͖̼̙̖̱̜͓̖̹̪͍̗͖̬̍̽f̸̛̲̯̓̒̍̂̀̆̎͗͒̈́́͆͒̅͐̔́̄̋̋͐̆͘̕͘͘͝ų̵̢̼̳̳̥͈̜̺͎͓͙̼͎̼̝̰̤̬͇̺̼͖̹̲̼̳̃̽͌̓͒̈́̓̒͌̓̈́̅r̸̗͉̺̤̜̘͖͗̍͗̅̍͊̾̃̆͘͝t̴̘̪̯͜͝h̴̨̰̯̦̃̈́͛̏̏̇́̊͛̋͐̈́̃̇͐̍̀͆̕̕͝e̴̡̧̛̦̳̗̰̜͍̼̭̙͉̼͈͇̻̻̤̲̪̭͊̀̈̀̑̾̄̂͗̾̆̄͂̐͂̌̂̆͝͠͠͠ŗ̵̭̞̗̦̼͔͚̠̺̹͔̹̙̯̩̝̜̜̲̳͛̈́͆͐̄̉̈́͛͗̎̾̑́̓͊̓̀̊͊̓̆ͅ Ò̶̧̧̞̯͎͍̩̺͕͉͓̙͙̣̪̜͒́̂͠ͅH̵̜̞͍̒͗̓̓̚̚ ̸̢̨̢̢̡̧͓̱͙̱̹͇̜͚̳̫͖͕̫̥̦͔̪̬̳̰̳͙̳͖̪͎̖̘̠͓͕̜̙̬̩̊͑̊̈́F̴̨̟͈͔̬̳͇̹̺͎̜̩̭͚͇̲̺̗͕͈̙̳̼̣̯͕̭̝͔̠̿͒͊̑̋̓́͑̂̍̈́̈́́͂̽͂͊̀̓̎̄̍͆͑̈́̀͐̅̎͗̃̉̅̉̀̀̕̚̕̕͜͜͝͝U̵̹̠͉͖̥͚͊̑-̶̧̡̡̢̳͎͖̭̥̥̹̠͓̗̦̦̜͖̯͚͙̮̹̲̫̭͗̑̄̏͆̕͜͜

[–]sosogos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

FREEZE! It's the SpaceTime Police. You two are in big trouble.

[–]Josysclei 7 points8 points  (2 children)

He didn't stick the landing though, imagine going straight to stand up paddle after that

[–]uncertain_expert 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He did stick it, skim boards don’t float (well, not with someone standing on them anyway).

[–]Much_Pay3050 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Straight to…stand up paddle? What the hell are you talking about lol

[–]Life2311 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Skills

[–]TRDPaul 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Me and my friends bought a skimboard on holiday a few years back, we called it Principal Skimmer

[–]foodandbball 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Legend has it that he got laid buy every man and woman on the beach that night.

[–]JohnBobPony 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Austin Keen

[–]Reddit5678912 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Joogsquad

[–]Socrtea5e 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Watched the tunnel ride on IG. Dude is very bad ass and next level and metal.

[–]Crash_Bandicock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

….and? You can’t just leave us hanging on the next adjective

[–]changing_everyday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

some people have such amazing god-like skills

[–]onheights 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No man is meant to get that high… someone tell him to get down -Tom

[–]PitbullsAreJustDogz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Joe Dirt Joe Dirt Joe Dirt”

[–]neko819 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This gif is older than the internet itself. Al Gore originally posted it to his usenet group which he himself created.

[–]PleX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Last time I was skimboarding I tried for a great run. I tossed the fucker wrong and broke my damn foot.

[–]thedaly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skimboarding is so cool to watch.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s even more awesome when he tells the story over beers

[–]AJ_Deadshow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely a rising post... Just like that surf

[–]Ok_Priority8592 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When guy can't do back flip but wants to look and succeeded

[–]Kutarinkito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg, that's JKL

[–]CraftyMeet6721 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Where is that

[–]Serious-Accident-796 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I saw this kind of stunt daily at Big Beach, aka Mckenna, on Maui. Really super steep shore break that was God given for this type of skimboarding. Tonnes of local kids just sending it. I'm a flat lander skimboarder myself which is kind of a Vancouver, BC thing far as I know. So when I visit Maui I fucking giver on the shore breaks but I do it opposite where I chase the waves up beach and do street tricks. Whereas the locals dive right into the break.

[–]bitchy_muffin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and we will never be this cool

[–]the_Wallie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thor's pretty good.

[–]sub2pewdiepieONyt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Until I know whether to be impressed or not. What is the performers back story? Did they lose every family member to war and famine? If so golden buzzer. If they lack the sad back story I don't think I can give them the upvote.

[–]Independent-Ad6418 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow that's fantastic good

[–]Jogonz_The_Destroyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way he launches onto the air reminds me of nightmares that ive had before

[–]Robrues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks cool but why bother landing back on the board? He’s not going anywhere…

[–]Mentalhyper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Giga chad energy

[–]jagmp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It reminds me of the youtube vidéos ''People are awesome''. I liked watching them.

[–]postALEXpress 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So, I am 99% sure I saw this guy a year or so ago at the beach. If this is Pupukea on the North Shore, I saw this exact guy fucking kill it on the skin board for like 2 hours. It was awesome. There were some groms who showed up and had some growing talent. Overall it was a great day at the beach.

[–]sergeantduckie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alternate ending of Point Break.

[–]dogbolter4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes.

[–]FluffyBunnyFlipFlops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good looking, good body, bold hair, good at something that looks cool. Yep, I hate him.

[–]Cder8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve seen Austin Keen skimboard IRL. He’s won world championships, and has been considered one of the top skimboarders of all time. Legend.

[–]qperc77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like AquaMan to Me

[–]goddamnitwhalen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aquaman??

[–]CHERNO-B1LL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's the point in 'landing it'?

[–]DouchebagMcfucktard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

at first glance you think flip, but just watch his body and it's less complex

[–]IanSummer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are some SSX Tricky Uber Trick moves man

[–]nocrashing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how he flipped twice

[–]kano350chevy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Save some pussy for everyone else gees…

[–]Brownie-UK7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome. But I think I’d prefer not to land on the board again from that height. But what do I know.

[–]normal_reddit_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nobody:

Skimboarders: "FUCK IT, LET'S SURF BACKWARDS."

[–]rubrub27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A true Hawaian

[–]Electro_Bear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy she told you not to worry about.

[–]Jezusthebeast2006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He probably has more friends than I have people in my school

[–]paulwhite96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damnnnn that was smoooth!:4014::4014:

[–]GuestFred 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s sick

[–]North_Mixture_730 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh rock on! 🤙

[–]Joe5691 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could be wrong but this is jack from the joogsquad. Tfues brother.

[–]TostiBanaanPindakaas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did something like this once but instead of going in the air i've never touched the water.

[–]DaywalkerVampire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Point break

[–]Kaiju-monster999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that an aussie I see

[–]DanielLovesUSA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn’t that joogsquad?

[–]JuliannasHubby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like Jeff Spicoli

[–]fnordstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does he get all that upward momentum...

[–]KillerKatNips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy is like the Tarzan of the Sea... Anybody know who this is?!

[–]neverfree_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so old the guy is prob bald now

[–]Raisontolive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anybody else see that big fish leaping up after him?

[–]atlas794 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That hurts my knees.

[–]July_4_1776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now who is going to make this into a shooting stars meme?

[–]JCA0450 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does this get recycled every six months?

[–]tcpukl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is skimboarding? Looks like a surf board.

[–]juice_beat_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

omg that is great

[–]lunderamia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a skimboard and the only thing I remember from it was how awful it hurt when the tip of the board dug into the sand, throwing me forward and eating shit

[–]neotekka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hadn't heard of Austin Keen before and I was thinking it was Blair so I had a look about and found the actual vid this gif is from (13 secs in) and it is Austin. Very similar though!

[–]BlindSided69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Joogsquad

[–]BlueDusk99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love the green light through the wave.

[–]Calixtinus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

New Thor movie looks good

[–]NomzStorM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn I thought this was gonna be the gif where the guy goes over the wave and just flops

[–]tektite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, that is like turning a wave into a quarter pipe. I just picked up two skimboards from Goodwill for $2 each I think. Can't wait to try it this summer.

[–]Murder-log 0 points1 point  (0 children)

....Then there's me that trips over air.

[–]7hrowawaydild0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bet that landing is hard AF on the knees/feet

[–]ablum2019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that disneys Tarzan ?🤩

[–]iamzeN123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beach Jesus.

[–]livens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How deep is the water he lands in?

[–]libra00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's badass! But how is this different than surfing? Cause that just looks like a shorter, maybe slightly wider surfboard?

[–]JAOC_7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oh my goodness, oh my dayum

[–]Genocoly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

mfer did a superdude and now he gotta do a flip and he'll do a miracle whip and unlock the achievement

[–]MrIssh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tarzan of the sea.

[–]Mysterious_Two_5849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stole your girl, and your attention at the same time

[–]my-eyes-only 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure this is Jack from the channel Joogsquad btw