Oh Hawaii, the promised land!
Yes, the group of islands has built a reputation for their picturesque landscapes, world class waves, laid back vibes and traditional pride but for some, that’s only the norm.
By now, it’s certainly no secret that each year thousands of international go getters hit the shores in search of capturing the Aloha ambience, but as surfers, there’s only one real place we wish to explore. If you haven’t yet been, you’ve seen it countless times on your screens (or in mags if you’re old school). It’s Oahu’s famous North Shore.
A spot full of charismatic surfers pushing their boundaries looking to make a name for themselves, the seven mile stretch holds a special place in many people’s hearts, bringing a beatdown you’ll never forget and/or the wave you’ll one day tell the grandkids about.
One man all too familiar with the above and fortunate enough to call this paradise his own backyard is Jamie O’Brien. Whether it’s surfing his bright pink Catch Surf foamy at maxing Pipe, mastering the invention of new and crazy sports with his pals or simply cruising around with his other half, Mr O knows what it’s all about. Yeah many may say it, but it's abundantly clear Jamie truly LOVES Hawaii, and here’s his top 5 reasons why.
1. The Weather If sunshine, warmth, an occasional shower and more than a generous handful of mindblowing double rainbows are your cup of tea, go no further. Heck, throw a few epic sunsets in the mix and it’s no wonder JOB calls the North Shore home.