Jamie O’Brien seems to constantly be on our computer screens, enjoying the delights that the North Shore has to offer, and playing the clown with his pal Poopie, but it does seem a bit repetitive. It is very refreshing then, to see a video of Jamie without winches, blow up rings and hanger on’s. The video is the work of the editor of Desillusion Magazine, Sebastian Zanella who managed to catch up with J.O.B over a 24 hour period at Pipeline.
The video sees Jamie talking about how lucky he is to live exactly where he does on the North Shore at the Banzai Pipeline and we even manage to get a glimpse into Jamie’s home and his life away from “Who is J.O.B?” With one of the most enviable house locations in the world, Jamie is able to walk directly from his crib and paddle out at the iconic break.
It is nice to see Jamie recognising just how privileged he is and explaining about the affinity he has with Pipe and hearing him humbled by the place as he admits that each time the paddles out there he has some reservations.
I have added the video below and have to say it well worth a look, not just to see a calm and reserved Jamie, but also to get a look at his incredible quiver of boards! Enjoy the video and let us know do you prefer the quieter, focused Jamie or do you prefer it when he is the life and soul of the party, goofing about with his crew?