2020 has been great for Brett Barley. While the West Coast of California has been double over the ankle for almost 3 straight weeks, Brett wisened up and went back to his roots for one of the better swells of the winter on the East coast.
Brett was calling it some of the best conditions he's scored on the Outer Banks in the last 2 years. We'll take his word for it.
Strap in and follow the mission as Brett and his hometown crew wrangle with changing conditions to find those moments of absolute perfection.
When it comes to striking a hurricane swell, timing is everything. Anxiety stirred as Hurricane Dorian made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. The crew analyzed swell and wind charts from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia, hoping to make the right call. As we paced back and forth, Team O’Neill legend and East Coast specialist Cory Lopez finally gave the thumbs up to book our flights and head to New Jersey. The Strike Mission was on.
Torrey is very interested in sustainability initiatives, and rides ecoboards from Roberts Surfboards.
He also does work with The Surfrider Foundation and Maui Ola Foundation. Check out this awesome piece from