I had spent a few weeks at home in what is currently snow covered New Jersey. I’d been following swell forecasts up and down the East Coast, trying to get into the water as much as possible, all while shivering.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good challenge and there’s nothing like jumping into a six mil wetsuit to get barrels, but when one of your sponsors offers a trip to Barbados during the coldest part of March, you take it. Before this mission, I had only seen photos and videos of the island’s gem, Soup Bowls. When Brian mentioned we’d be surfing Barbados’ west coast, I had no idea what to expect. Even if the surf wasn’t epic, it was still a great chance to score waves in some board shorts. So I picked up some new gear and fellow Heritage team rider, Nick Rutkowski, jumped in the car, and we were off to the unknown. Not long after arriving on the island with those low expectations, I came across a semi-dangerous, barreling right hander close to a popular break. So I grabbed the GoPro, paddled out, and ended up picking off some dream rides. Needless to say, I will be back.