Dashawn Jordan is one of those guys who just lights up the room. Never short on energy, he gets everyone hyped just by being there. It doesn’t hurt that he is a naturally gifted, near-bionic skateboarder. The sheer amount of next-level footage that he has stacked in the past year (or so) is astounding. Dashawn is on a tear: constantly on trips, entering contests, and progressing at a prodigious rate all while having a camera perpetually in his face. He thrives in this life because—above all—he’s having fun. He telegraphs that sense of joy to everyone in his vicinity; videos and coverage of Dashawn gives you an overall feeling of positivity. This happiness factor is what the Next New Wave is all about.