Without really trying, Jamie O’Brien has carved himself a niche as one of the most progressive surfers of the modern generation. Whilst his peers constantly search for ways to add extra degrees of rotation to their latest front-side air’s, JOB sets himself apart by moving in a different direction. What usually starts as a means of attempting to squash the boredom of life on the North Shore often ends in compelling entertainment. Be it charging heavy waves on a pink foamy, or setting himself on fire deep inside a Tahitian barrel, his vision for pushing the boundaries of the conventional cannot be labelled as anything other than extraordinary.
Jamie’s latest quest for the unique sees him lighting up Pipe in an altogether different way. This time he is literally lighting up Pipe. With the mother of all light cubes strapped to his board O’Brien darts around the face of the wave like a firefly, the most impressive shots reserved for when he tucks into the barrel and lights up the tube from within.
He does it all with a Lume Cube, a small, wireless, waterproof LED light not much bigger than an ice cube. The bluetooth controls on Lume Cubes allows a user to control adjustable flash and even brightness with a smartphone, but of course Jamie is simply using the thing to light up each wave. Considering his track record for doing things a little different, and the fact that he has an entire web series dedicated to the concept, O’Brien seems like a natural fit for the new photo/video accessory.