WATCH: Jamie O’Brien Surfs While on Fire

Because getting barreled unkindled is too easy

Jul 23, 2015
Outside Magazine

Jamie O’Brien surfs while lit on fire at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, on July 21, 2015.    Ben Thouard/Red Bull Content Pool

Jamie O’Brien, a former Pipeline Masters champion, lit himself on fire and surfed Teahupo’o, “one of the world’s deadliest waves,” Red Bull announced on Wednesday.

As part of his Red Bull–sponsored Web series, Who Is JOB, now in its fourth season, O’Brien polled his fans on what they wanted to see him do. 

“I got a direct message on Instagram that said it would be cool if you lit yourself on fire, and I kinda thought, why not?” O’Brien told Red Bull. “So I went to Red Bull and said, ‘Hey, I want to light myself on fire and get barreled at Teahupo’o.’ They looked at me like, ‘Are you for real?’” 

On Wednesday, wearing a custom wetsuit made by Body Glove, O’Brien and a team of 25 filmed the footage, which was released on Thursday. 

This clip is a teaser of a longer video that will air on August 7.

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