From his hometown of Currumbin, on the Gold Coast in Australia, Jamie has never been one to limit his opportunities to experience everything the ocean has to offer. He has adapted to almost every form of wave-riding craft from tow-in to standup paddleboards, foilboards, canoe surfing, and shortboards. Mitchell’s exploits have also earned him membership of the informal, but esteemed 30/20 Club, of elite watermen who have paddled 30 miles or more through open ocean, and ridden 20-foot waves by the traditional paddle-in method.
A relentless adventurer, Jamie continues to chase big waves and uncover new surf spots around the world, equipped and ready to do what it takes to meet the next epic swell face on. Having dominated ocean-paddling races throughout the world for the best part of a decade, Jamie has earned a unique, international standing as an elite ocean athlete.
Jamie boasts a yearlong calendar that follows the world’s major paddleboard races in Australia, California, Hawaii and Europe. On top of that there will be spontaneous swell-chasing missions around the world, whether it’s competing at Molokai, towing into the giant waves of Australia’s southern coast, or paddling into more Mavericks and Todos monsters. You can rest assured that for as long as the ocean continues to reign supreme as the ultimate force of nature Jamie will be there in the thick of it pushing himself to the limit, loving every minute of it and enthralling all those who bear witness to his skill, commitment and passion. Jamie is nominated for “Monster Paddle” at the 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards.
Bio courtesy of: Jamie-Mitchell.com