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Thru sheer grit, decision and stoke the 2020 NSSA Nationals simply went off at Nags Head, North Carolina. And whilst surfers from Hawaii to California made the adventure east in those difficult occasions, and a few have been topped champions, 15-year-old Virginia Seaside shredded Blayr Barton didn’t need to trip too a long way to attain his first nationwide identify. Fueled by way of vintage East Coast typhoon swell, the surf used to be pumping as Barton seemed proper at house disposing of the Explorer Juniors department.

Arising in the course of the NSSA and Japanese Surfing Affiliation lately, he’s been putting in place the time and doing the paintings to take his browsing to the following degree. From journeys to Lowers and Waco, his air sport is tight and his convenience in wedging barrels is mature way past his years.

It’s been awhile since VA Seaside had a surf famous person to name their very own, however Barton’s proudly striking the zone again at the map. Control him, he’s going puts.

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Pictures: Asher Nolan (L) and Jon Carter (R)

Title: Blayr Barton

Age: 15.

Native spot: Sandbridge Seaside.

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Photograph: Jon Carter

NSSA area/department: Mid-Atlantic.

Staff: Thatcher Johnson, Makana Franzman, Eli Chamberlain, Kepa Mendia.

Pass-to board: 5’nine epoxy WRV.

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Photograph: Asher Nolan

Non-surfing heroes:  Chadwick Boseman.

Favourite bands: Thankful Lifeless.

Ultimate meal request: Chick-Fil-A.

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Photograph: Asher Nolan

Grade level reasonable: 3.5.

Remedy for pre-event jitters: Tune.

Who’s your favourite NSSA alumni of all time? Andy Irons.

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Photograph: Jon Carter

Which of your competition has your quantity? Who’s all the time beating you? Thatcher Johnson or Ryan Huckabee.

If you need to pick out one location within the nation to carry an NSSA occasion, the place wouldn’t it be? Rockies.

Who’s the good surfer you realize, and why? Michael Dunphy as a result of he lives the place I are living and has all the time been an inspiration of mine.

Favourite fresh video edit? My Waco edit.

Dream travel? (The place and with who): I might need to move to Fiji with John John Florence and Kelly Slater.

Any hidden abilities? None.



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