brettbarley The Final Four video Wildcards for the @oneill #CWC have been decided.... Now it's up to YOU to vote for your favorite to Win a Wildcard spot into this years #ColdWaterClassic

I casted my vote... Now go cast yours at oneill.com/cwc/ (direct link in my bio). Good Luck boys!
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brettbarley SMITH is dedicating the month of October to honoring the 'Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable.' women in action sports, by donating to women fighting Cancer, and giving away prize packs each week to those of YOU who show your support as well!

To show support and Enter to win a prize pack, get out and enjoy the great outdoors with the ‘Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable.’ women in your life and take a photo while doing it. Tag your photo with #SMITHWomen and @smithoptics. Winning photos will be chosen by SMITH women athletes, and announced each Wednesday throughout October on SMITH’s Instagram.

So take the great women in your life by the arm, and go enjoy the day God's given us, because we aren't promised tomorrow.
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brettbarley 4K @ 30p
1080 @ 120p
A 2x more powerful processor than the Hero3
And more

The @gopro Hero4 Officially debuted today, and is reaching a whole 'nother level in not only POV videography, but videography in general. So... Who's excited?? #Hero4 #gopro
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  •   eddiecardwell6 Looks like a powerhouse! But 500 dollars? Really? 2d
  •   brettbarley @eddiecardwell6 Do you know of any cameras that can shoot 4k for under $2,000? Sony has a 4k handycam but it's $2k. @gopro has their Silver($399) and new Basic($129) Hero cams for anyone wanting a cam without dropping a lot of dough. But a POV cam that shoots 4k/30p... $500 is every bit reasonable and a deal. 2d
  •   eddiecardwell6 True! But for those of us who don't shoot in 4k it's not reasonable at all. Plus with the smaller battery, shooting in the highest res will eat it up. Also no more 720p240fps is a bummer. Even the iphone haves 720p240fps. And no remote either. 2d
  •   brettbarley @eddiecardwell6 That kind of frame rate and resolution is stuff you only find in high end cameras though. $500 for 1080/120p is insane. I agree it's a bummer about the 720/240p.... That was something everyone was hoping. But, you can't compare it to an iPhone because the iPhone quality isn't even comparable to @gopro quality. Just because something can shoot something at a higher frame rate, doesn't make it better, because the amount of Pixels is what really matters. I don't use my remote with my Hero3+, just the iPhone app, so although it's a bummer the remote doesn't come with it, it's not a big deal 2d
  •   eddiecardwell6 "Just because something can shoot at a higher frame rate doesn't make it better". Exactly! The only thing they upgraded is the frame rate. So I guess that doesn't make it better like you said! Also "amount of pixels is what really matters" ....... The camera wasn't upgraded at all in the hero 4. Both 12 megapixels with 30 burst. I can't justify paying 500 dollars for literally the exact same camera settings and a couple more fps. Not worth it 2d
  •   brettbarley @eddiecardwell6 if you have a Hero3, like the quality, and don't wanna drop extra money, then there's no real need to upgrade.But the Hero4 is a significant upgrade. Yes 4k/30p and 1080/120p are only frame rate upgrades, BUT the new processor is 2x more powerful than that of the Hero3 2d
  •   brettbarley @eddiecardwell6 (hit enter early). Having a processor that's twice as powerful results in twice as much information captured in each video frame, meaning more Pixels, more clarity. The camera was every bit upgraded, just not the photos (for whatever reason). Video pixels are much diff than still photo pixels.... If you ever noticed, Frame grabs from Hero3 werent actually as sharp as the photos, because the processor couldn't capture as much info during video as when taking a photo. But now I'm assuming video frame grabs will boast the same clarity as the still images. (I haven't used one so all this is based off of Specs and info provided). So what I said before is totally true and not contradictory. If you can't justify spending the money, there is nothing wrong with that. $500 is a lot to through around if you already have a working Hero3 you're happy with. But by no means is it the same camera, it's much better. 2d
  •   brettbarley @eddiecardwell6 not trying to argue as I see your point, but just trying to inform on the big upgrade the Hero4 is. 2d

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brettbarley The other night my friend @cashbarris and I came in from surfing cause it was getting worse and dark.... As we were changing in the parking lot, we saw sets start spitting down the sandbar (even though wind was onshore). So we suited back up, and ran back out even though the sun had already hit the horizon.

I ended up finding a runner that would have been a double barrel, had I not blown the second section... But this photo from the first section was my best wave of the afternoon.

Sometimes it's worth "Just one more..." #AlwaysPaddleBackOut

@gopro #hero3+ #goprowars #gopro
@mygomount #mygomount #shareyourview
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brettbarley #FailFriday Vol. 21 You can't land or make 'em all!

#BarleysFailFridays

Videography
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brettbarley Clockwise from top Left, this is all one single @gopro clip of one single wave I caught this morning..... Still can't believe I milked 3 Tubes, a head dip, and a turn out of this thing!! I love my home

@gopro #hero3+ #goprowars #gopro

@mygomount #mygomount #shareyourview

@oneill
@sanukfootwear
@smithoptics
@onamissionsurf
@17thstreetsurf
@super_brand
@futuresfins
@watermanssunscreen
@soloshotupdates
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brettbarley Welp, I'm excited to officially announce my new partnership with @onamissionsurf for the next few years! We are working hard on designing my own Signature Pad now, so you can get your hands on one come 2015.

Want to say thanks to @dakine_surf for the support over the last 13yrs. They took great care of me as one of my first sponsors, along side @oneill when I was 11.
But, now it's time to start a new chapter, and I couldn't be more amped than for that chapter to be with @onamissionsurf
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brettbarley Had a blast showing the boys on the #nexenroadtrip around my home. Stoked we finally scored some tubes on the final day of the trip too!

Welcome back anytime dudes... @torreymeister @shaneskelton @grantellis1 @bryce_lowe_white @corylopez @meatballlifestyle

@oneill @nexentireusa @surfer_magazine
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brettbarley Wow, what an epic little surprise, on the last morning of the #NexenRoadtrip, to wrap up the week!

@oneill
@nexentireusa
@surfer_magazine
@corylopez @torreymeister @shaneskelton @grantellis1 @bryce_lowe_white @meatballlifestyle
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brettbarley Took long enough for the wind to go offshore, but when it did, it was pretty fun. Couple diamonds in the rough beforehand too. Great final day for the #NexenRoadtrip

@oneill
@nexentireusa
@corylopez @torreymeister @shaneskelton @grantellis1 @bryce_lowe_white @meatballlifestyle
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brettbarley Here's another angle of those novelty tubes I was talking about yesterday... Photo @grantellis1 snapped when I was running back up the beach. #RunningDrainers

#nexenroadtrip
@nexentireusa
@oneill
@corylopez
@torreymeister
@shaneskelton
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brettbarley Swell didn't really cooperate with us yesterday, but we did find some really fun, reeling, novelty tubes on the #nexenroadtrip

@oneill
@nexentireusa
@corylopez
@torreymeister
@shaneskelton
@grantellis1
Shot with my @gopro #Hero3+ #goprowars
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brettbarley #Sanuk Tip #738 - Once you wear out your super comfy @sanuk_cassius shoes and get a new pair, use your old ones for working in! Your feet will thank you, and then you'll be #neveruncomfortable when you're operating a tractor. 😬 @sanukfootwear 2w
  •   josh_dez88 I'm going to be there all weekend so hopefully get some surfing in. What's the best bet for tommorow a.m. ya think? @brettbarley 2w
  •   gsurf @brettbarley @josh_dez88 wind is looking favorable for Emerald Isle. The bar to the north of Bogue pier should be pretty fun on the right tide. 2w
  •   josh_dez88 @brettbarley I'm sure you got it dialed in as much as anybody, we are staying at motels think it will be victory at sea tommorow? O well at least there will be some size 2w
  •   troystancill @josh_dez88 your in luck for the next three days 2w
  •   justajettyrat She thinks my tractors sexy!! 2w
  •   brett_best My girlfriends grandparents live next to your parents ! 2w
  •   brettbarley @brett_best really? That means they live next to me... My dad lives at the end of the road. 2w
  •   brett_best Yup! I think they live In the house to the left,old couple 2w

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brettbarley Mini-Tubes will break your heart... Just ask #TaylorSwift

Fail Friday Vol. 20 presented by #Soloshot2 and the very unforgiving sandbar this week. #NoSand #JustShells
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brettbarley @soloshotupdates #Soloshot2 Frame Grab from this morning, shot with the @sony NEX VG-30

Yet another surprise day of surf. I missed the best part of the morning, due to the fact that it was supposed to be small and I didn't know there were waves. But thankfully I got out eventually before it ended up dieing this afternoon. Nothing beats home in the fall

@oneill
@sanukfootwear
@smithoptics
@onamissionsurf
@17thstreetsurf
@super_brand
@futuresfins
@watermanssunscreen
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brettbarley Here are a few frame grabs from my #soloshot2 the other day. I shot all day in "Tight Shot" using the added Camera Controller. As you can see in the bottom right photo, "Medium Shot" may have been the better call, only because the sandbar was so close to the beach that day. But that's an error even people make

@soloshotupdates new #Soloshot2 is insane! Go give them a follow to learn more and stay up to date. And If you're thinking of getting one, you better go order yours today, because they are currently back ordered a couple weeks

@oneill
@sanukfootwear
@smithoptics
@onamissionsurf
@17thstreetsurf
@super_brand
@futuresfins
@watermanssunscreen
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  •   deanlee757 When r you gonna come out with a new video ? 3w
  •   brettbarley @deanlee757 working on some stuff now... :) 3w
  •   _rick_mellen_ @brettbarley how much better is it really...from the original ss?? 3w
  •   brettbarley @_rick_mellen_ leaps and bounds. Without the added camera controller, it's only better in the sense of accuracy. But with the camera controller it can zoom in and out, and start/stop recording from your armband. Huge upgrade. 3w
  •   _rick_mellen_ what about image quality with the two compared to the one? @brettbarley 3w
  •   brettbarley @_rick_mellen_ well image quality just has to do with the camera you put on it..... From an iPhone, to GoPro, to handycam, to DSLR, as long as it is under 5lbs. Now, the new Camera Controller is currently only compatible with Sony camcorders. But updates are in the works for Canon and JVC in the coming weeks/months 3w
  •   brettbarley @_rick_mellen_ just like #Soloshot 1, #Soloshot2 is Just a robotic tripod head. 3w

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brettbarley Surprise swells like yesterday, are one of the many perks of living on the Outer Banks.... Surfed 4hrs straight, with only 4 of us out for 2hrs followed by only 8 of us the second 2hrs of the session. Doesn't get much better

@danielpullen shot some photos before paddling out on his bodyboard, and getting drained himself. Here's one of my heavier ones

@oneill
@sanukfootwear
@smithoptics
@onamissionsurf
@17thstreetsurf
@super_brand
@futuresfins
@watermanssunscreen
@soloshotupdates
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brettbarley @admwlkr snapped this pick of me psyching on our wave pool session during the @sanukfootwear #SurfEXPO Typhoon Lagoon party!

@soloshotupdates was there to capture a couple waves using #Soloshot2, so stay tuned for a mini edit of the footage.

#neveruncomfortable #sanuk
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brettbarley Flying in comfort with a @sanuk_cassius + Exit Row combo.... Even the middle seat couldn't deter me from being #neveruncomfortable

@sanukfootwear
#sanuk
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