Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

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Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by 2pac » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:53 am

Not sure if you guys have already discussed this on other threads, but it certainly caught my attention the other day....your thoughts??

From Swellnet:
"In one of the most extraordinary twists in competitive bodyboarding history, Pipeline local and stand-up surfer, Jamie O'Brien has been granted a start in the seeded rounds of the Turbo Bodyboards Pipeline Pro. O'Brien personally approached bodyboarding administrators for the seeding.
International General Manager of the IBA Terry McKenna says that O'Brien started his surfing career on a bodyboard as a kid before making the transition to fibreglass. He even asked Mike Stewart for a sponsorship while he was bodyboarding.

"Apparently Jamie was into it when he was younger and still feels keen enough about it to have a start in the event. Word on the street is that he can still hold his rail in and ride deep in the barrel at Pipe, so it will be amazing to watch," said McKenna.

"Jamie is one of the most innovative surfers in the world and an astounding waterman so I would not put it past him to blow some minds at his home break. I can only imagine that this will be one of the most highly anticipated heats of the year and watched by everyone in the surfing community. It's a bold move and a first for the IBA," said McKenna.

Jamie O'Brien had a different sort of sandpit to play in as a child. His backyard was Pipeline and no one knows this break better than him. This is supported by the fact that he was the youngest surfer to ever win the Pipeline Masters ASP event and recently won the backdoor shootout.

O'Brien will be seeded into the rounds 33-80 in a field of 144.

The waiting period begins on Feb 17th and continues till Feb 27th with the best three days being used for competition.
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Re: Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by lambert » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:51 am

2pac wrote: your thoughts??
he fkn shreds

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Re: Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by AnthonyN » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:41 am

He got knocked out in his first heat (he was put str8 into round 4) Kingy and josh garner got through ahead of him. Apparently he was pulling into sum good size pits (the surf was 6-8 foot) but didnt make any. he came 3rd in the heat

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Re: Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by northeasterly » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:30 pm

It's like Lance Armstrong competing in a tricycle race. Why would you bother?

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Re: Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by Revolution » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:47 pm

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Re: Jamie O'Brien enters BB comp at Pipe

Post by lambert » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:35 pm

northeasterly wrote:It's like Lance Armstrong competing in a tricycle race. Why would you bother?
:shock:


anyway.. he draws the same lines he does on a stick

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