My name is Jason Apparicio and I am 36 years young. I started surfing in Trinidad at age 11 with a good friend of mine. We first started out body boarding on the bombing closeouts of Maracas Bay and then started surfing in the clean, warm waters of Trinidad’s north coast. I moved to Florida at age 14 where I attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. This is where I started to compete a lot and progress my surfing to the fullest. In 1991 I was 2nd in my county, 4th in the state and in the top 13 in the United States for the NSSA Nationals. I am a 5 time National Champion of Trinidad and represented my country in the 1992 World Amateur Titles which I received top 20 in the World Juniors, Lacanau, France, best performance of a Trinidadian ever at a world contest. After this I got sponsored by one of Trinidad’s top business companies Angostura to compete as a pro in events around the world. The first year in 1993 I did the ASP East which was a professional tour manly for the Atlantic surfers of United States which I received 17th place in the rankings. I then migrated to France to compete on the ASP Europe tour for five years and I was always was in the top 20 of the tour. After five years competing on the European tour I eventually hooked up with a lot of photographers to do photo shoots around the world in European, American, Latin and Australian mags. I was fortunate to do this for another 10 years which I was grateful for from sponsors ranging from Quiksilver, Katin, Off Shore, No Fear, Counter Culture, Town and Country, Headworx, Reef and finally to Insight. I am currently still with Insight, not as a travel pro surfer anymore but this was the first company to come to me and this is why I will always be loyal to them, plus their image suites my lifestyle and not to the mention the design of clothes are just the best. So now I am developing a Ja movement and it consist of a surfing academy, clothing line and just a brand to develop the surfing future of the Caribbean. So come join me and see how this movement moves forward with all the good words and vibes you could think about!!!!