Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jamie O'Brien 2012

Via Phoresia, I found this link to Jamie O'Brien. Jamie apparently has a Twitter page that some other dude writes for him. I don't Twitter cuz I'm boring as fuck and it would be like watching paint dry. But to have somebody else do it for you seems fucking stupid. Why bother? Until I read Jamie O's reply. I think I have a man crush on his response...if he actually wrote the response. The hate is STRONG in this one....

"The fucking surf industry has strangled the surf media so tight for so long that the brains of all surf writers have turned to mush. The media and most of the surfers believe their own con. That surfers must be nice, polite, petite friends to political correctness and each other. Even if they are not, they must pretend. I am not this and I don’t care to be or pretend to be. I have enough friends, I have my own interests and I don’t need them told by drones.

If you want to write shitful rubbish in your magazines, speak trash in an interview, on your blogs, in the comments, on twitter, Then YOU are the problem in your world, not me. And you are already fucked. Go on little man, hate on me. You don’t even know me.
I am not a musician, not a politician, not a painter, not a photographer and not a writer. I am just a surfer. That is enough for me. Charlie Smith is a surfer and writer and his Ruffo Ice Buddha piece changed my perception of surf media. That’s why I asked him to write my personality.

Charlie writes me on twitter to entertain you. To demonstrate to you that freedom of expression is real. That I can do whatever I like and so can you. I hope to encourage you to be all you can be. If you don’t understand the premise, the humor, are too sensitive for the critiques, too politicized and chained to the surf industry, take heart, because I don’t care.

Personality is only what you perceive it to be. Like a good wax job.
Criss crossed layers until it beads. You don’t know the layers so
don’t judge the beads, build your own fucken wax job instead of trying throw sand on mine. I surf, not fucken contests or slop, but the waves I want when I want how I want. Charlie writes whatever the fuck he wants and I laugh.

Fuck the magazines, fuck the fake interviews, fuck the false humility, fuck the deception and cover-ups. Write something else you little minded clones. Surfing is best left to me, writing to Charlie. Admire us and our freedoms until it inspires you enough to seek your own."

Jamie O´Brien Leftovers from surfallbeaches.com on Vimeo.


  1. I hate that guy! :D

  2. I like his advanced level of hate and I'm jealous that he surfs wherever/ whenever.

  3. dude appears to be bout it. game recognize game.

  4. He surfed for the Dildo......