No one in the world has achieved what Jamie Mitchell has achieved. He has risen to dominate three water sports; prone paddling, stand-up paddling and big wave surfing, on a global stage, all by age 46. The former Gold Coast lifeguard took the world by storm with his unparalleled ability on the water.

The 10 x Molokai winner, award-winning big wave surfer, world champion paddle boarder, husband, father, businessman and co-founder of Heavy Water Surf is no stranger to overcoming obstacles.

Suffering from chronic childhood asthma, Jamie has survived a broken back, broken sternum, overcome depression, and stared death in the face more times than he would like to remember. He is a student and master of resilience, evolution, and sheer determination.

Jamie is a compelling, charismatic, and inspiring keynote speaker. Delivering stories of big dreams, personal and professional progression, survival, surrender, vulnerability, resilience, critical thinking, cultivated risk, overcoming the fear within, and the power of embracing our ever-changing roles as students of life.

Australian-born and raised, Jamie resides in Hawaii with his wife and two daughters. A citizen of the world, he is always on the move, forever chasing swells. 

Jamie is available to deliver tailored keynotes (30 min, 45 min or 60 min duration). Event and media hosting.

Conference panel facilitation and participation.


Jamie is as relaxed and confident behind the microphone and in front of the lens as he is in the water.


Host of The Late Drop podcast and a regular commentator for big wave surfing events, and paddling competitions.


Jamie has hosted and facilitated panel discussions and participated on panels at conferences like SXSW, Austin, Texas.

He has hosted lunches, launches and premieres and completed endless amounts of global media interviews on all platforms.

Jamie created the Seven Crossing project in 2019, a documentary series capturing his 170 miles (260 km) paddle across the Channel Islands just off the coast of Southern California, to showcase the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies work and highlight the urgent need for a more sustainable future for our oceans.

Contact us to arrange dates; we look forward to working with you.

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