Dean Randazzo

Going Big.
Jersey Boy, Maverick, Hall of Fame Surfer

Excerpt: “Dean Randazzo – New Jersey’s most accomplished surfer, nicknamed the Jersey Devil – always knew he’d do great things. And four rounds of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma didn’t slow his battle against all odds.

Born in Atlantic City, Randazzo grew up in Margate and Somers Point. As an amateur surfer in 1989, he represented Mainland Regional High School at a National Scholastic Surfing Association competition in California. He turned pro the following year after he earned the attention of the Association of Surfing Professionals during a stellar performance at the 1990 Cold Water Classic. Ascending international rankings, he qualified for the ASP World Championship Tour in 1996, the first New Jersey competitor to do so.”

At the height of his career in 2001, Randazzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Following multiple bone marrow transplants and four bouts with cancer, he returned to surfing, and the podium.

For more on Dean, now 45 years old, and all he’s doing to pay it forward for cancer fighters, click here.