Surf Camp Team
Overnight Camp Director/Certified Surf Instructor
Just like Pat O’Connell from the Endless Summer II, Jason Andre was born in Chicago. As a small child Jason moved with his family to Cape Hatteras, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and quickly fell in love with the ocean. He began to surf at age 9 and progressed alongside a crew of pirate descendants and weather-worn fisherman. The ocean came to feel to Jason like a second home, and he learned to protect it and to look out for all its creatures.
While attending UNC-Wilmington to earn a B.S. in Marine Biology, Jason found a way to travel and study in Australia, and to visit Indonesia and Fiji, where he further developed his wave riding skills and love of the sea. After graduating, he spent time volunteering at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher learning marine husbandry and becoming a senior diver. For the next two summers Jason also worked for UNCW’s Marine Quest Camp where he directed camps for kids of all ages.
Jason has made surfing trips up and down both US coasts, to Costa Rica, Panama, Barbados, Eleuthera, Mexico, France, and Hawaii. By working closely with his sponsors, local groms, local surf shops, Christian Surfers US, painting surfboards, and giving surf lessons, he began to get exposure in regional surf magazines. After Jason and his wife, Jada, returned to Wilmington for Jada to earn her graduate degree, Rip Curl wetsuits accepted Jason onto their professional national team. Jason is now also pursuing a music career producing songs and videos for conservation non-profits. He continues to coach surfing, and is always looking for ways to share his love of the ocean with others.
Education: B.S., Marine Biology, UNC-Wilmington
- Most of the US, including Hawaii
- Central America, including Mexico, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua
- The Caribbean, including New Providence, Paradise, Grand Bahama, and Eleuthera
- Europe, including England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Turkey
Favorite Surf Breaks
- First jetty in Hatteras, Outer Banks
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