Surf pro-Jamie Sterling is a big wave champion who hails from the North Shore of Oahu. He began surfing at the early age of five and is one of the few people in the world who conquers 50-foot waves. He has forged a successful career of chasing waves of consequence all over the globe. As a consummate professional, his life is encompassed in the pursuit of preparedness, health, fitness, and knowledge of the crafts he uses to navigate such death-defying surfing conditions. Sterling is also a staunch advocate of yoga, which he integrates into his everyday life in conjunction with CrossFit and a healthy nutritional plan.
From his early years as an Ocean Lifeguard in Southern California, having an educated approach to the conditions at hand has been the foundation of his big wave career. Sterling has accomplished impressive finishes at numerous events on the Big Wave World Tour, where he has proven that he is well equipped to be a perennial contender to be the best in the world.
Consequently, Sterling has become a regular fixture at the world’s heaviest locales like Cortez Bank, Jaws, Mavericks, Dungeons, Teahupoo, Todos Santos, Chile’s El Buey and El Bajo. Sterling is the 2006 Billabong XXL Performer of the Year, placed 3rd in the Mavericks Invitational in 2008, was the Pico Alto Invitational Peru Champ in 2010, is the 2011 Big Wave World Tour Champion, and was invited to the 2014 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational event, as well as the 2015 Titans of Mavericks Invitational.
As one of the first faces of GoPro cameras, Jamie has been blowing the minds of surfers and surf fans alike with his video edits from his camera sponsor since the beginning, which has set the stage for the company’s rampant growth pattern and the way most extreme athletes can only hope to document their lives.
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