Northeast Florida surfer Jazmine Dean is a throwback in many ways. Nomadic and humble with a penchant for long, perched noserides, she’s dedicated her formative years to chasing waves around the globe. Yet, if you’ve seen the 23-year old St. Augustine surf prodigy ride a high performance shortboard, you know she’s definitely of this era.
Dean’s wanderlust of late has carried her to Central America, where, while subsisting on whatever income and shelter is provided to surf guides these days, she’s been shredding atop boards both long and short. We recently came across this clip of Dean surfing through Costa Rica and Nicaragua and, though we’re all on lockdown, we can’t help but dream about hiring Dean as our surf guide once we can travel again.
Click play to watch Dean ride everything, and do so very wonderfully!