Jazmin Levis

Hometown: Originally, Buenos Aires, Argentina. But after exploring Colorado, U.S. and Sydney, Now live in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I grew up around water and it has always been part of my life. In Argentina I lived by the Rio de la Plata, the widest river in the world, and have water skied and wakeboarded since I was 3 years old. And every summer we would go tot he beach and I would spend my days surfing. But when I moved to Colorado, USA to study and the summer arrived I was desperate for water in this landlocked state. So I started investigating what I could learn to run the Boulder Creek and be in contact with the water. When I first heard people could surf a river I coundt believe it. But due to my need to play in it, in no time I found my best friends and was paddling down the river.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… The ocean.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …For whitewater, definitely the Playa. But know that I´m living on the ocean… I pretty sure it will be the Grahm.

My next dream paddling adventure is…Japan or India. To many amazing options.

What I do when I am not paddling? Im the Director of Education for Give and Surf, a non-for-profit that works empowering indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro through education and surf. So I’m either teaching, coordinating educational programs, or surfing and SUPping .

Social Media:
Facebook: Jaz Levis
Instagram: jazzietup
Twitter: jazlevis

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