US Virgin Islands with James Jenkins and Austin Keen

"The Virgin Islands have always been one of my favorite places in the world. For the multisport waterman, it is truly paradise. I have some good friends down there that run charters on their hand-built wooden catamaran named Kekoa. I was planning to dodge the cold weather and chase Atlantic winter swell down to the Carribean.

Before I went, I spent some time in California with my friend and professional skimboarder/wakesurfer, Austin Keen. I told him I was heading down to the USVI and he immediately was onboard with the trip. The goal was to surf/foil/wing/kite and have as much fun as possible!

It ended up being an amazing trip (that got extended twice)! I figured if I brought all my toys, I would be stoked no matter what the conditions were." - James Jenkins, REAL Teamrider

This is what I brought in my 4 board bags:

7’0” Christenson C-Bucket

5’4” Lost LaZyToy2

5’8” Lost Sabotaj

4’2” Slingshot Flying Fish Foilboard

60L Slingshot WingCraft

Slingshot Misfit Twin Tip

8m and 10m Slingshot SST Kites

3.0/4.0/4.5 Slingshot DART Wings

Slingshot Surf Foils

Video:  @jakelamons
Follow Kekoa’s sailing adventures at @kekoasailing
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