Inside with Brett Hawke: Mason Barnes

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Mason Barnes likes to surf. His specialty and focus is big waves. The bigger, the better.

The Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina native has been on a board of some kind since he was 1 years old.

He is sponsored by Billabong.

Brett and Mason discuss what it’s like to surf a 50 foot wave, what breath holding techniques and training methods he uses to prepare being trapped under water by a wave, his journey up until now, and what’s ahead.

If you’ve never surfed before, this is a great introduction to the sport.