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brettbarley Felt so good to surf some secluded peaks again, with no more than 3 friends out all afternoon. The joys of home in the winter

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brettbarley The "Doomsday Swell" in December 2 years ago... So perfect you knew you were gonna make it before you even pulled in. This was an insider for the day

@danielpullen snapped this swimming in the cold the last hour of light.
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brettbarley Feels good to be back in NC, driving on the beach and catching fish... Took my new #Penn #Battle2 2500 (thanks @caseybarley for my birthday present ) for a spin yesterday on some Speckled Trout! Caught 15-20 and managed 1 keeper. A bunch of dinks, but a bunch of fun none the less

Shot with my @gopro #Hero4Silver & @mygomount
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brettbarley Knifing my 7'0" into a tall first reef Pipe wave... Although it ended up closing out, it was a fun close out

Photo : @henriquepinguim

I'd like to give a shoutout of Thanks to all the locals in Hawaii this year who made me feel welcome. The mass circus of people that invades your home breaks in Nov/Dec has got to be incredibly overwhelming. I'm part of that circus every year, but want to express my gratitude for making me feel welcome in the lineup regardless. See you all next year!
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brettbarley @super_brand provided me with the best Hawaii quiver I could have imagined... I rode "The Answer" and "Head Shifter" shortboard models, "PigDog" short step up model, and "Headshifter" model guns. I probably spent the most time on my 5'8" PigDog and 6'6" Headshifter though

I arrived with 16boards... Broke 3, Buckled 1, put my elbow through the deck of 1, and blew the Fin Box on another. Can't thank @super_brand enough for taking care of me so when a board goes down, I have a backup that works just the same! Consistency that matters

Photo: @gopro #Hero4Silver + @xsories #Ushot
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brettbarley #FailFriday Vol. 27 is full of Hawaii struggles... #BarleysFailFridays

Videography: @nicktereen
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brettbarley My last day in Hawaii was spent pulling into barrels, but not coming out... It was a difficult day of surf, but pretty big and very exciting. Definitely a great way to cap off my trip

Thanks @canavarrophotography for this shot from my one wave before the comp started that morning. Wish I wouldn't have stalled so much during takeoff... #CloseButNoCigar

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brettbarley Even when a passenger in front of me on the plane, somehow manages to spill sauce behind them, onto my foot, I'm thankfully #NeverUncomfortable in my @sanuk_cassius shoes. @sanukfootwear

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brettbarley Thanks @onamissionsurf for keeping me and my quiver well accessorized... 2w

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brettbarley Welp... My Hawaii '14 campaign is officially coming to a close. 6weeks here means that it is time to go home and see my family

Thank You to all the boys at @oneill for making this one of my favorite Hawaii trips so far! Untill next year... #TheKeNuiTour
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brettbarley Pipeline yesterday was anything but easy... Congrats to those who got a good one; and I feel your (physical) pain, those of you who got slammed. Happy to walk away from that session with nothing more than a broken 7'0"

Also, if anyone knows the guy who burned me on my last one, let him know I'm not bummed, and hope he's ok. Turned a normal pinching close out, into something to remember

VIDEOGRAPHY: @nicktereen

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brettbarley Hello Mr. 1ft Deep Sandbar.... Please Don't Hurt Me

Frame Grab from @nicktereen #TheKeNuiTour
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brettbarley #FailFriday Vol. 26 is an extra special one for ya... Pipeline yesterday was pretty bad, but with the occasional decent one, so we gave it a go. This wave came right to @oliverkurtz and Myself, and we knew it was a crazy one. Being in the perfect spot, I waited to start paddling so I'd be right underneath it cause I knew it was going to have a steep ledge. All was going great until when I stood up, and saw a 2nd ledge forming at the bottom of the wave from where it was sucking all the water off the reef. At this point I had a feeling my 6'8" was going to be too big a board for the wave face, and was immediately trying to figure out how to navigate the small ledge forming. Trying to go straight down over the ledge would surely result in a nose dive, as I couldn't hop it at the bottom, so I tried to knife down the line, hoping to hold my rail across the double up

Unfortunately it wasn't in the cards... My rail popped out of the water as I hit the ledge, and as much as I tried holding on when it caught again, my nose buried just enough to toss me. Right before I hit the water, I got a slight view out of what was prolly going to be the Best wave I've ever caught at Pipeline

I went straight over the falls, terrified by how shallow I knew it was, and fortunately didn't hit bottom on initial impact, but then slammed my shoulder right after. I'm plenty fine, and very thankful I'm not incredibly injured after falling on a wave that thick in that little of water. #Blessed

I can't deny that I'm really bummed I didn't stick that drop though. Wonder when I'll ever get to catch another one like that... #BarleysFailFridays
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brettbarley Hawaii isn't always full of Pipe days... Rippable Rocky Point days are always fun mixed in

Thanks for snapping the shot @ernieoaks

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brettbarley I may be in Hawaii, and I do love getting barreled at Pipeline.... But, nothing beats venturing somewhere desolate, and surfing with only the crew you traveled there with

@chrisburkard shot this photo of me in Norway last March, on our @surfer_magazine trip with @patmillin #ChaddKonig & @smugmug ( @michaelbonocore @antonlorimer )
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  •   moto340 That's a cavern 3w
  •   whuntercollier Is pipe or nc harder to make 3w
  •   brettbarley @whuntercollier they both have their days.... I wouldn't say Pipeline is harder, just bigger with similar difficulty. It's scarier when it's bigger though. 3w
  •   whuntercollier So, then how do you prep your self for pipe ?? 3w
  •   brad_beach Sick shot! That's a keeper. Good work! 2w
  •   brettbarley @whuntercollier when it's big at home it's scary.... Nothing prepares me better for big waves than big days at home. Full workouts of paddling, walking, late takeoffs and hold downs. As far as dealing with Pipe when it's bigger, and being scared... That feeling never goes away. 2w
  •   ajw_behindthemask TooGoodbret! 16h

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brettbarley @danielpullen shot this photo of the Outer Banks Motel this morning getting slammed by the Nor'Easter that's bearing down on the east coast

No cell service or Internet out there at Home right now.... Just Praying everything is ok with the highway, and for anyone with ocean front property. Hoping to hear some updates soon... #StormOfTheYear
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brettbarley Wore myself out at Rocky Point yesterday... Probably the most humbling rippable wave in the world. Ha

Thanks for the shot @lukeforgay

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brettbarley Pipeline was pretty mediocre yesterday.... But every once in a while there'd be a clean one. Didn't make this but it was a fun view before I got drilled

Thanks for the shot @badboyryry_
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