As a brand ambassador for Clarion's marine division, Austin is a key contributor in expanding the brand's awareness and reach among a new-generation of watercraft and watersports enthusiasts.
Austin Keen has made a name for himself through his bona fide personality, lifestyle, and unsurpassed wave-riding skills. In 2007, Austin drove his vintage 1975 BMW 2002 from Tybee Island, GA to Laguna Beach, CA to follow his dream. Two years later, Austin competed in his first professional skimboarding contest and went on to tour Australia, Bali, Brazil, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico and Philippines. In 2013, he was crowned World Champion of Skimboarding after competing in the international eight-stop United Skim Tour Circuit. In 2014, he was listed in SurferToday.com's Most Influential in Wave Sports, next to greats like Kelly Slater. Then, in 2015, Keen branched out into a new sport – wakesurfing. In addition to multiple action sports and lifestyle magazines, Austin has become an internet sensation, starring in dozens of viral videos. In 2016, Austin won the 40th Annual Victoria World Championships of Skimboarding in Laguna Beach. He now strives to push the sport to new limits, helping promote and grow skimboarding around the world.