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Captain Juan Polanco

Captain Juan Polanco

20 years as a SCUBA instructor and 5 years as a fishing boat captain means that Captain Juan, or “Papi Fuego” as he is sometimes called, has sea water in his veins! Born of Dominican parents, in Queens, NY and raised in West Palm Beach, FL, Juan has served in the United States Marine Corps…

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Ocean Surfari - Keith Terry

Keith Terry – Captain-in-Training

Keith Terry is an Arkansas boy turned fishing captain-in-training with a full send attitude. A country music sound track is the background music in Ocean Surfari’s newest, next captains’ life. “KJ” as his friends call him has trained German Shepherds and horses, but now excels at putting Ocean Surfari clients on the big ones in…

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Ocean Surfari - Captain Jeff Watson

Captain Jeff Watson

Captain Jeff was 3 years old when he was given his first rod and reel as a gift from his parents. It was at that young age his passion for fishing began to develop. He grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the inshore bays and offshore canyons of Ocean City Maryland. At…

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David

David Scott Ware

Sales Associate “Bandit” as he is known to friends, was borne in Cincinnati, Ohio and has travelled the U.S. extensively, starting with a drive all the way to L.A. as an eighteen-year-old. He actually lived “homeless” for about four months in Tampa Florida many years ago and says that experience is among some of the…

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Lindsay

Lindsay Metz

Sales Associate & Boat Crew Lindsay splits her time these days between crewing on the Reef Surfari, and offering sales assistance in the Ocean Surfari shops. She is a bungee jumping, sky diving, dolphin trainer (no kidding, she helped train the dolphins for the movie “Fifty First Dates”) and an all-around fun person to be…

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Stephanie

Stephanie Hibberts

Sales Associate Stephanie Hibberts is arguably Ocean Surfari’s second furthest-from-home employee, at roughly 8,448 miles from her birth place in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (behind Lavin Malkani at 9,621 from Hong Kong). Like most Ocean Surfari employees, Stephanie has had many life experiences that would be the envy of many. From scuba diving in some of…

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