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Brett Barley Claims "This Is As Good As The East Coast Gets"
In fairness, he would know better than most.
The Outer Banks have been ostracized from the outside world for the better part of 2 months. Think the surfers mind?
After a heavy local storm turned Brett Barley's backyard into a Venice-like Canal, the winds kicked offshore and produced surf that the OBX local called, "As good as the east coast gets."
Like a typical east coaster, Brett calls the waves at their literal, ruler-based height of 8-to-12-to-maybe-15 feet. On a global spectrum, we're talking four-foot Hawaiian, six Australian, eight Californian.
As both a dwarf and east coast adherent, I'd call it quadruple overhead.
What no one can dispute is the quality of tubes that these ambiguously-sized waves provided, and how deep the local contingent stuff themselves inside.
When's the last time your local looked like this?