Meet Austin Magee, the proprietor of the Austin Magee Surf School, in Seaside, Florida. Austin is a life-long surfer, having been introduced to the sport by his father. When his dad took him to Costa Rica to surf as a teenager, Austin knew it was what he wanted to do with his life. He made his dream come true and became a professional surfer.

Today Austin travels the world surfing in exotic locations, and spends the off-season teaching kids to surf. His surf school, located in the idyllic small town in the Florida panhandle, is regularly booked with eager would-be surfers. The school offers Austin the opportunity to share the sport he loves with people that might not otherwise get to learn how to surf.

We had hoped to film a short film about Austin this weekend. But, the waves wouldn’t cooperate. We will be back in September. Watch for a feature article (and film) about Austin and the story of his pursuit of a career living out his passion. Austin’s story is really cool. And Seaside is one of the most picturesque locations you will find.