In 2015, he expanded his professional talents to Wakesurfing, and later that year signed with the world leading wake brand Liquid Force and created a viral video hit - “Hijacking a Boat Wake”that was featured on “The Ellen Show” and all over the internet. Since then, Austin has become the most virally shared athlete on the internet, and has been cast in national commercials with Jeep, Subaru, Malibu Boats, among others.
In addition to multiple action sports and lifestyle magazines, Austin has appeared on a number of television outlets including: The Ellen Show, Tosh.0, MTV’s Ridiculousness, MSNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, People Are Awesome, Chive TV, and multiple appearances on ABC’s Right This Minute. In 2018, Austin was featured on ESPN Sports Center Top 10 three times, and became the first Skimboarder to skim the Kelly Slater Perfect Wave at the Surf Ranch. Rounding out 2018 Austin, captured the cover and a winning clip of the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge.
Currently pushing 1 million fans worldwide, Austin strives to propel the sport of Skimboarding to new limits and grow it’s popularity around the globe. Austin also finds frequent opportunities to give back, and volunteers his time to causes that he is passionate about such as, Mauli Ola Foundation, Wake for Warriors, Make A Wish Foundation and Project 509.