Austin Kieffer

5th Place World Ranking in 2019

The science of training, the art of surfing, and the experience of racing. 

"Linking Waves"

a short film by Evan Carter featuring Austin Kieffer 

Sponsored by 

February 24, 2017

One of the most exciting things about surfski racing is the head game. 

A good race is just as much, if not more, about mastering tactics and race strategy than it is a test of fitness. Flat water races, or races with distinctly different pieces of water are particularl...

January 28, 2017

After putting in a miserably cold first month of training in Seattle, the Hanohano Race in San Diego was a welcome slice of sun and summer weather. The race consisted of an 8.5km flat water short course and a 12.5km ocean long course with only an hour of rest between....

January 15, 2017

Training with two time Olympic Gold medalist and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, Greg Barton! 

January 1, 2016

Look for "The Deliberate Athlete Vlog" coming soon! 

Please reload

Getting put to shame by the cousins! #family
About Me

I am an American Surfski racer currently living in San Diego with my wife, Emily. As current National Champion, my goal for this year is to chase a top finish in international events around the globe and share my experience through my revamped PTX Blog.


Read More


Search by Tags
Please reload

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with