We are proud to announce that Jamie O’Brien, the 2004 Rip Curl Pipeline Masters Champion, has signed a three year exclusive contract with Local Motion Surfboards. Jamie had previously surfed for Local Motion as a grom, and has already been riding boards shaped by Local Motion’s Wade Tokoro, so we are stoked to have the opportunity to welcome him back into the Ohana.
Jamie’s home sits right on the beach at Pipeline, on Oahu’s North Shore, and at 21 years old, he’s the youngest surfer ever to win the prestigious Masters event. As one of the most exciting surfers in the world today, Local Motion is confident that Jamie has only just begun to make his mark on professional surfing.
Jamie expressed: “A big mahalo to everyone at Local Motion, especially Koji Minami (President), Tommy Asing (Team Manager), and Wade Tokoro for the epic shapes. You’re the man, Wade, and it’s much appreciated. I am sincerely looking forward to having a long lasting relationship with Local Motion for the benefit of all.”
Look for the release of the Jamie O’ Pro Model, shaped by Wade Tokoro, coming your way by Summer 2005!