Joe O'Brien is a Santa Barbara based water photographer and videographer. Originally from Northern California, Joe grew up surfing in Santa Cruz with his dad where he developed a love and respect for the ocean.
Water has always been a familiar environment for Joe. In addition to surfing and free diving, he has competed on a swim team since age 7 and played water polo throughout high school.
Joe graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2017 with a B.S. in Pharmacology. The university's close proximity to the ocean allowed for more time spent in the water and taking photos of friends surfing.
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