Brisick, Jamie

Thoughtful, well-traveled and cosmopolitan surf writer and photographer, originally from the San Fernando Valley, California; the only professional surfer to win a Fulbright Scholarship. "Jamie is not only an accomplished storyteller and incredibly good-looking," fellow writer Derek Rielly said of Brisick, "he has been in the thick of it his whole life: surf, skate, and snow."

Brisick was born (1966) in Los Angeles, grew up in nearby Encino and Westlake, began riding waves at age 11 during a...