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.
Sure Mizuki may have just officially joined O’Brien, but it feels like he’s been part of our family for years. For those who don’t know Mizuki, he’s another killer rider from Japan who moved to Florida in 2013 at the age of 15 with the dream of becoming a pro wakeboarder. Here’s what’s crazy about that: he came by himself, he didn’t speak English at the time and he had to go to an American high school. The good news is that he was an awesome kid (still is) and the American family that he moved in with was Cobe and Tarah Mikacich; O’Brien team manager, athletes, Freedom Wake Park owners and genuinely remarkable people. With those two as your “parents” it would be hard to go wrong.