An Interview with Sean O'Brien
What are your favorite things to do outside of wakeboarding?
Surf, kiteboard, photography, and hang with my wife and kids.
What place I would like to ride that you haven’t been?
Lake Powell. I grew up watching Mayday, so I’ve always wanted to go… still hasn’t happened, but it will.
If you didn’t have a career in wakeboarding what would you do?
I’d be a doctor. That was the route I was heading 15 years ago, but then I decided to see where wakeboarding could take me. At the time, I knew that I could always go back, but at this point I never will.
What is the best thing that has happened in your life as a result of this sport?
Everything has stemmed from the relationships that I’ve built within the wakeboard community; from meeting my wife to traveling around the world. Being a part of this community and having these people in my life is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me.
How long have you been riding for O’Brien?
What’s the best thing about riding for O’Brien?
I love the people that I “work” with. From the athletes to the employees, we all operate as a family and are truly committed to developing the best products on the market and having the most fun possible.