Sunday, November 13, 2011

Austin Hair - Professional Male Model

In a time when wakeboarders are defined by long hair and a dirty upper lip, there is one man that stands out among the rest. Every morning before riding, he makes sure that each strand of hair is perfectly in place, as well as highlighted if in season. He spends time doing CrossFit to make sure his toned body is ready for any camera that may be present.

He wanted to be a professional right from the beginning and used the seclusion of Lake Wylie, SC, ten years ago as his training spot.

Q: Austin, how did this all begin for you?

Austin: Well, I was out on the lake one day on a perfectly butter morning. I caught my reflection in the water and remember thinking, “wow, I could do this.”

Q: Do what? Be a professional wakeboarder?

Austin: No, be professionally good looking.

His quest began.

Austin picked up his first sponsor, Hyperlite, within a year. Currently, he is supported by Jobe Wakeboards, Ten-80, Supra Boats, Zinka, and Cobian.

The sponsors gave him an opportunity to match all his clothing with his Jobe set up. The Zinka kept his skin from sun damage, and the Cobian sandals were comfortable on his soft feet.

As his career blossomed, he was able to start travelling the world.

Q: When and why did you start travelling the world?

Austin: In 2010, I said to myself, “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking, And I plan on finding out what that is.”

That something turned out to be wakeboarding.

Austin has travelled to places such as the Amazon River in Brazil to do a demo for the “abodigitals” before an event, and also to his favorite spot Abu Dabi.

“Riding downtown Abu Dabi with all the $100 million buildings and houses really gave me a sense of the real world,” Austin reflected.

This exciting journey allowed him to start his personal blog at AustinHair.Net, where he can now share all his wakeboard achievements and stories with the world. Austin continues to ride today as resides in Orlando, Florida, with a few other good modeling friends.


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