August 11th, 2013

Jamie O’Brien Punches Another Surfer During His Heat

What happened to the day’s when guy’s would pull each others leashes?

“Thanks, Jamie O’Brien, for punching me in the face during my heat in the trials. I don’t know why things in the surf keep going on this way when people are competing. This was going to be the most important event of the year for me, and got knocked out during my heat by another surfer. Unacceptable! This is not the reason I choosed to be a surfer.” – Ricardo Dos Santos

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“After the episode, Jamie came to say sorry and make sure that will never happen again. For the brazilian people I told him to put his head down and be humble as a normal human! Brazil, we got dignity back!” – Ricardo Dos Santos

“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, today I am wrong sorry…” – Jamie O’Brien

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“So a surfer is able to swing and land a punch to another person’s mouth while doing a bottom turn at Teahupoo? That’s a 10 right” – Not Dane Reynolds

Update: “I was deeper than him and I had positioning,” says Jamie. “And the real story is, he paddled straight into me and hit me with an overhand head check. And then he followed up with an elbow to the head. So, when I took off on the wave, I already knew I was burning him, which is no problem. Then I slapped him on the wave.” – Jamie O’Brien on the Ricardo Dos Santos Incident

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