O'Brien, Jamie

Acrobatic, no-brakes surfer from the North Shore of Oahu; winner of the 2004 Pipeline Masters, a leading figure among a small but popular group of corporate-paid anti-surf-establishment pros;  named by Surfer magazine in 2003 as one of the top five free-surfers in the world.

O'Brien was born (1983) and raised on the North Shore, grew up in a beachfront house at Pipeline, and began surfing at age three under the guidance of his lifeguard father, along with godfather and big-wave rider Darrick...