Professional surfer sets himself on fire before riding giant wave

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jul 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-24 15:44:21-04

Yes, this man set himself on fire before surfing a giant wave.

Professional surfer Jamie O’Brien recently set himself on fire before riding a giant wave in Tahiti. O’Brien performed the stunt while filming for his original series “Who Is JOB 5.0,”

“The whole barrel lights up fluorescent orange! It’s this really crazy feeling. Usually in the barrel everything slows down and you don’t hear anything, but the noise of a flame in the barrel is incredible. You can’t really describe it. And I had this flame just wrapping around my head, which was pretty insane, something totally different than anything I’ve ever done before.

The fire itself is so hot that it burns through the wetsuit and stuff you’re wearing, while you’re in the wave. It’s a lot more intense than you think it would be. The flame lashed me a little bit and got like a quarter of my eyebrow, which I thought was pretty interesting. I thought it was just slap from the water then I realized that I actually got burned a little bit — a singe burn, they call it.”

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The latest installment of Who is JOB 5.0 will air on Red Bull TV on Aug. 7, and will include behind-the-scenes clips from O’Brien’s impressive ride Wednesday.