Jamie O’Brien

What’s better than seeing the world’s best waves? Experiencing them for yourself.

Jamie O’Brien: Master Surfer and Surfing Mentor

Welcome to the Jamie O’Brien universe, where catching the perfect wave is just the start of a whole new adventure. As a surfing virtuoso whose story began on the beach at the iconic Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore, Jamie O’Brien has etched his name as one of the most adept and audacious surfers of his era.

About Jamie O’Brien

From his formative years competing in local surf showdowns at the tender age of six to his historic triumph as the youngest victor of the Pipeline Masters, Jamie’s unwavering passion for surfing excellence has always shone brightly. Inspired by his father, North Shore lifeguard Mick O’Brien, Jamie refined his skills on the world-renowned waves of The North Shore, swiftly ascending to prominence in the surfing domain, where he has maintained his position among the sport’s elite for over two decades. Today, Jamie stands as a global surfing icon, with his ocean mastery and larger-than-life persona which he showcases through his weekly VLOG on YouTube.


Jamie O’Brien’s roster of triumphs is nothing short of remarkable. He has clinched victories in prestigious surfing tournaments such as the Rip Curl Pipeline Masters, Hansen’s Pipeline Pro, Fosters Expression Trestles, Rip Curl Invitational, and Volcom Pipe Pro. His extraordinary talent and unique approach to surfing have garnered him numerous accolades, including his recent induction into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 2024.

Beyond the Waves

Jamie O’Brien’s influence transcends competition and has extended into the fabric of surf culture itself. As a filmmaker, he has crafted and starred in surfing features such as “Freakshow,” “Freakside,” and “Who Is JOB,” and starred in iconic surf productions like “Step into Liquid” and “Blue Crush.” His acclaimed video series, “Who is JOB,” now titled “Jamie O’Brien Vlogs,” has captivated millions for almost a decade on YouTube, boasting a viewership larger than even the World Surf League (the NFL of surfing).

A Passion for Teaching

Driven by an ardent desire to share his love for surfing with others, Jamie O’Brien is the founder and proprietor of Jamie O’Brien Surf Schools, which include the Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience and Jamie O’Brien School of Surf brands. Nestled on the North Shore of Oahu, Coronado Island in San Diego, and Waikiki, these surf schools offer lessons and experiences for enthusiasts eager to embrace the waves. While Jamie himself doesn’t conduct most lessons, his handpicked team of surf experts specializes in imparting the art of wave riding to first-timers and beginner surfers.

Join the Journey

Surfing knows no boundaries; it beckons all, irrespective of origin or skill level. Jamie O’Brien extends a warm invitation to embark on an unforgettable surfing adventure. Discover the joy of riding the waves, learn from a maestro of the craft, and immerse yourself in the enchantment of surfing with Jamie O’Brien Surf Schools.

Are you prepared to dive into the Jamie O’Brien universe? Prepare to ride the wave of a lifetime!