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Brett Barley’s Submission To The Jordy, Kolohe Combo Club

“I finally lofted and rode out of an air I’ve only come close to before.”

cinema // Mar 23, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

While perhaps Kolohe Andino and Jordy Smith’s had more size, with tunnels ridden a little deeper, Brett Barley’s oop combo is worthy of comparison. The cold water superstar from the eastern seaboard had been looking to stomp a memorable jump for some time before finding the wind and wedge-assisted conditions he needed to get the job done. 

“It was supposed to be just a fun day of chest-shoulder high leftover swell,” recounts Barley of the day. “But when I showed up at the beach that morning that wasn’t the case. Not only was it a surprisingly fun day all around, but I managed to finally pull a big full rotation oop that has seemed to elude me over the years. On my second wave of the morning, one that I thought was just another barrel turned into a really good air section afterwards, and with some help from the wind, I finally lofted and rode out of an air I’ve only come close to before. Wave number two of the morning and my day was made.

“I feel like I’ve had a lot of ‘almosts’ in surfing… Specifically a decent amount of airs that were above anything I’d ever done, and I’d just fumble on the 1yd line riding out every time.”

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