COVID-19 and O’Brien: In the midst of everything going on, O’Brien Watersports is still up and running. As some of you know, our headquarters are based just outside of Seattle in Snoqualmie, WA and on March 23rd the governor mandated a stay-at-home order. Prior to the announcement, we made the necessary changes so that we are capable of working from home, which is what we’ll be doing until the situation improves. All of our daily operations are still functional with the exception of customer service being able to receive phone calls (if you leave a message, they will call you back). Alternatively, we recommend that you reach out to them via email at CustomerService@obrien.com for faster and more efficient assistance.
For anyone who has placed orders recently, there is no need to worry. We are still capable of processing and shipping orders from our warehouse in Texas and will continue to do so until further notice. As things change, we will do our best to keep you informed. Until then, stay safe and we can’t wait to see you back out on the water.
Obrien athlete Tarah Mikacich gives us some insight into the design process behind her signature 2018 Spark wakeboard. Just like learning a new trick, it’s rare to land it on the first try and graphics typically take a few revisions to perfect. Tarah and Obrien designers Scott Duttry and Mike Hawkins exchange countless emails and phone calls during this process, discussing everything from colors, fonts, and inspirations to what type of mood or energy Tarah wants the wakeboard to Portray.
In the case of Tarah’s 2018 signature Spark wakeboard, quite a few changes were made but Tarah had a vision that turned into possibly the coolest looking graphic in our 2018 wakeboard lineup.
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