The Freak Joins etnies Surf Team

etnies has signed Jamie O’Brien to its surf team! Known for his creative approach to surfing, Jamie was one of the youngest pros to win a Pipeline Masters contest ever. While he’s currently one of the most accomplished big wave surfers in the world, Jamie maintains a full-throttle innovative and creative style – regardless of the conditions.

Jamie will drop in switch at big pipe, sit down on his board in the barrel, stand-up natural, punt a big air, stick it and do it again. Deemed by many as a “freak” for performing the unthinkable on a surfboard with style, Jamie has accomplished a lot at the young age of 23 including: winning the 2004 WCT Rip Curl Pro Pipeline Masters; X Games 11 MVP (Puerto Escondido); being named Surfer Poll Awards: 2005 Breakthrough Performer of the Year. All while releasing two signature videos that he edited and produced himself.

“I’ve always been a fan of etnies shoes and what the brand represents,” said Jamie O’Brien. “I’m super psyched to be on the etnies’ team – the surf program is solid and I couldn’t be happier.”

“Jamie came on board right before his first heat at the WCT Pipeline Masters,” said Dave Boehne, etnies surf team manager. “He threw a sticker on his board and beat Slater, it was pretty sweet! The entire etnies team is fired up on the addition of Jamie. It’s a very exciting time to be a part of the etnies surf program. Look for some good stuff from Jamie and the boys here very soon!”

Stay tuned to for the latest news on etnies’ surf team in 2007.


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