No one label adequately describes Jamie Mitchell and that’s just how he likes it. He is indisputably the world’s greatest ocean paddler, a big wave rider, international swell chaser, and all-round waterman.
Basing himself in the picture-perfect surf of Australia’s Gold Coast, Jamie has forged a deserved reputation as one of the world’s elite ocean athletes. At the top of Jamie’s list of achievements proudly sit his 10 consecutive Molokai 2 Oahu Ocean Paddling Championships. Raced over 32 grueling miles in across the Molokai Channel, competitors are pushed to their physical and mental limits by surging swells, scorching sun, wind, and some of the strongest currents on the planet. To simply finish this event is in itself an achievement; to dominate, as Jamie has, is super human.
Since 2002, Jamie has won virtually every major paddleboard race he has entered. A fearless big wave surfer, Jamie has also been honored by invitations to some of the world’s elite big wave riding events including the Tow-in World Cup and the Mavericks Paddle-in contest. In 2007 Jamie was nominated in Billabong’s XXL Big Wave Awards, for a huge wave ridden at Todos Santos, Mexico.