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Making a Top 10 list of wipeouts on anything associated with Jamie O’Brien isn’t exactly a dubious honor. The guy is famous for two things: charging really hard and wiping out. And we all know it’s not just on waves. Storm drains, couch surfing, towing on a skateboard behind a car…it’s all fair game when you hang out with JOB.

These are 2018’s cream of the crop, according to the man himself. Naturally, there’s a classic, and by classic we mean heavy one at Keiki shorebreak, a dual kayak spill at Sunset Beach in overhead surf, some highlights from Mexico, and that one wipeout Jamie claims was the closest he came to dying (in the past year). His words of wisdom from that one: never turn your back on the ocean.


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