The 2004 Pipeline Masters Champion, Jamie O'Brien, has a legacy a mile long in the world of surfing, and it's still growing. He's racked up plenty of contest wins, but his free surfing and video sections have done more to put him on the map and get people talking.
Speaking of talking, Jamie's never afraid to speak his mind, so you know what you're getting with this guy. He recently took some time to let us in on his favorite things, so read on to find out a little more about J.O.B.
My favorite movie is Who is J.O.B., because everyone had their own opinions of who I was, and this movie just basically tells it all. There's really more to it than just the surfing.
To be quite honest, I don't even remember the last book I read… I couldn't be bothered wasting my day on that.
There's nothing better than catching your own food.
Favorite TV show:
Jersey Shore! I admire the tan, gorilla, juice-head guidos, and the 4-foot tall grenades.
Surf mags. They require minimal reading because the pictures tell the stories!
I love my two dogs and two cats, because they're always there to welcome me home when I get back from long trips.
My favorite color is purple, because my girlfriend inspired it to be!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - it's all about the family and friends!
Favorite tech gadget:
My GPS has got to be my favorite tech gadget because it locates all my fishing zones!
Favorite thing to eat:
Fish! There's nothing better than catching your own food.
Favorite thing to wear:
Army cargo pants, black shirt, a Red Bull hat and Etnies shoes!
Favorite place to be:
Home in Hawaii, because it's the place that I feel most comfortable, doing my job…
Favorite way to indulge or treat/reward yourself:
Buy myself something nice once in a while, like a car, or a bed, TV, boats… Something fun.
Favorite thing to spend money on:
Fishing supplies! I can never have enough.
Favorite thing to do in your free time:
Surf, fish, scuba dive - anything to do with the ocean.
Favorite time for a Red Bull:
Honestly, 24/7. It just tastes way too good.
Favorite thing about your sport:
It's a place where you can get away from the world.
Favorite sport other than your own:
Skateboarding vert, because it's innovating and the airs are huge!
Favorite people to surf with:
Friends who still can't figure it out!
Favorite thing in your house or apartment:
My girlfriend, because she cooks me dinner after a long day of surf.
Favorite thing about your life:
Just getting paid to do what I love. There's nothing better in the world.
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