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A Decade of Dominance – Jamie Mitchell


The Waterman and his whip – the Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships.  This is worth a look.


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Kelly Slater claims Watermans Jamie Mitchell


When Kelly Slater called it a day with 1:25 left in heat 2, round 5, of the Quik NY Pro – leaving Jeremy Flores comboed and alone in foreign waters – respect probably wasn’t the first word that came to mind.


However, when Kelly hit the sand he didn’t claim it.  He didn’t remind us that he was the worlds best.  He didn’t spout off about the epic surf or the up coming semis.  He touted Jamie Mitchell.


Slater wasn’t the only 10x world champ in the water and he knew it.  (Mitchell was working as water patrol for the event.) The fact he took the time to share his spot light with a credible athlete who doesn’t get enough of that type of attention says a lot about the man.  It says a lot about the champion.



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How to Surf Better – Paddle faster w/ Watermans Jamie Mitchell

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Somewhere on the way to his 10 championships, Jamie Mitchell picked up on a few things that can make anyone’s stroke more streamline. Photo: Hodgson/A-Frame

We could go on and on about the delicate intricacies of making you a better surfer (and trust us, we undoubtedly will) but there’s a seldom-sung-yet-hugely-important side to surfing that’s far too overlooked: Paddling. If you want to surf better, you’ll need to start catching more waves. And if you want to catch more waves, you’ll need to become a stronger paddler. To get your arms churning at capacity, we rang up 10-time paddleboard champ Jamie Mitchell for some insight. (more…)

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Jamie Mitchell wins 10th straight world title


This is really about surfing.

Whether or not you follow traditional paddleboarding you have to respect it.  I’ve never been a great surfer, diver or paddler for that matter, but I can appreciate what it takes to be good at such things.  Traditional paddling is unique, especially in the Molokai Channel.

To be successful one has to be able to read the water like a top-40 surfer and be embodied with that Curren-esque quality that seemingly calls wave energy to him or her.  You need endurance, the ability to not stop moving for hour after hour of paddling until you can’t paddle any longer and then paddle some more.  Most importantly you need grit, (more…)

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Watermans testimonial commercial

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New video featuring Watermans Chuck Patterson, Jamie Mitchell, Jenny Kalmbach and CJ Hobgood.


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Watermans Jamie Mitchell nominated for adventurer of the year


Watermans Jamie Mitchell nominated for adventurer of the year

Voting ends January 15, 2011

Orange County, CA, December 14, 2010 – World Champion Jamie Mitchell has been nominated as one of ten elite athletes and explorers considered worthy of the title, 2010 Adventurer of the Year.  This year’s field includes ocean crossing rowers, extreme climbers, sailors, adventurers and even a famous tracker.  However, only one will be crowned on January 15th.

Mitchell’s nomination rests on the strong shoulders responsible for his nine consecutive Molokai to Oahu victories.  What sets him apart is his dedication and consistency to the endeavor and the inconstancy of the terrain.  “Paddling is not like any other sport.” Says Watermans’ Pete Stirling, “You can show up to the same event year after year, but it will never be the same race… Everything changes, from the conditions to the competition, and a paddlers ability to deal with the unknown is his most important asset.”  Mitchell’s unwavering performance represents unparallel ability to adapt.

Voting is already underway.  Watermans Applied Science and the rest of Jamie’s sponsors encourage you to vote for Jamie.  Individuals can vote daily.

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About Jamie Mitchell

World Champion ocean paddler, big wave rider, international swell chaser, all-round waterman – no one label adequately describes Jamie Mitchell and that’s just how he likes it.

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(Australian coverage of Jamie’s 9th title) Jamie Mitchell triumphs in Molokai to Oahu paddleboard race

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Jamie Mitchell paddles his craft 52km across the Molokai Channel between the two major Hawaiian islands Picture: Bernie Barker Source: Supplied

AFTER nearly five negotiating the Pacific Ocean, paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell is taking the rest of the year off.

He needs weeks for his cuts, scrapes and bruises to heal and months for his body to recover.

“My toes are sort of shredded, I’ve got skinned knees and my lower back is still aching,” Mitchell said after winning his ninth Molokai to Oahu island crossing in Hawaii yesterday.

“They are what hurts the most at the moment.” (more…)

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Watermans’ Jamie Mitchell Claims 9th Straight Molokai-2-Oahu World Paddleboard Championship

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Treacherous Channel Dishes out Trademark Highs & Heartbreak
Maui’s Kalama & Moller Take Stand-Up Paddle Honors

HONOLULU (July 25, 2010) Australian Jamie Mitchell, 33, claimed an unprecedented ninth Molokai-2-Oahu World Paddleboard title in Hawaii today, completing the 32-mile distance just four minutes outside of his own record in a time of 4 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds. His record of 4:48:23, set in 2007, stands for another year. Mitchell attributed today’s convincing win to experience in Hawaiian waters that allowed him to overcome an uncooperative ocean of disorganized  swells. And if Mitchell is the ‘King of Paddleboard’, then Hawaii’s Kanesa Duncan-Seraphin, 34, is the ‘Queen’, claiming her 8th Molokai-2-Oahu title in a time of 6:02:45 – less than 10 minutes shy of the record she set in 2004.

Above: Jamie Mitchell. Credit: Bernie Baker.


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Watermans Applied Science Welcomes Jamie Mitchell to the Team

Jamie shown here after winning the Battle Of The Paddle in 2009

Jamie shown here after winning the Battle Of The Paddle in 2009

The Worlds Best Athletes Choose Watermans

Orange County, CA.  June 22, 2010 – Watermans Applied Science is proud to announce the addition of Jamie Mitchell to its team.  Mitchell, eight-time World Paddleboard Champion, XXL nominee and 2009 Battle of the Paddle Elite Champion, joins an already stellar team including several former and current World Champions.

“I’m honored to be joining the Waterman’s Applied Science team. Not only do they have a great range of products to keep me protected longer, but they are a core company with an awesome and diverse team of athletes,” says Mitchell. “I look forward to working with Watermans Applied Science for many years to come.”

Jamie joins fellow past and present World champions, Sam McGlone (Ironman), CJ Hobgood (Surfing), Bob Soven (Wakeboard), Harley Clifford (Wakeboard), Mick Di Betta (Paddleboard), Shakira Westdorp (Paddleboard) and Jenny Kalmbach (SUP).

On July 25th Mitchell will pursue his 9th straight Paddleboard title at the 14th annual Molokai to Oahu paddleboard race.  Watermans is an event sponsor.

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To Write Love on Her Arms, with World Champion CJ Hobgood

Take a minute to learn about a great cause.

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