James Brett Barley
Age : 24
Place of Birth: Buxton, NC
Current home town: Buxton, NC
Other sponsors: O’Neill, JC Hawaii, 17th St SurfShop, Dakine
Best Surf trip to date: Hawaii Jan/Feb ’10 with my family for the Volcom comp…
Scariest experience in the water: February of ’08… fell on a 2nd reef pipe wave right as it was hitting first reef, went over the falls, and straight to the reef nailing my back and head. Blacked out for 2 seconds or so then came to… swam up and Barely got under the next wave.
How long have you been riding for Smith: 4yrs
Favorite Smith product: Swindle
Greatest accomplishment you have had during your career: getting =7th in the Volcom Pipeline Pro
What is your favorite thing about being a pro surfer: traveling everywhere (cliché?)… and just getting to enjoy the life God’s given me.
The Worst thing about being a pro surfer: getting slammed into the reef…
If you were not surfing what would you like to be doing: either a videographer or Video Editor… or both
Whats your story about learning how to surf: don’t remember really… was so young. My mom took me to the beach since I was in diapers. Older Cousin gave me a surfboard when I was 5…. And on it went.
Blonds, redheads, or Brunettes? My Wifes blonde hair…
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be: Cape Hatteras, NC… wait I do.
Thanks: to the Lord for giving me this gift of life, my wife and family, friends and everyone on this island for all the support.