Watch: Barron Mamiya // One Week

Stu Nettle
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Fresh out of his teenage years, Barron Mamiya spiralled into a rotten run of luck.

The first was missing the CT cut off by two places. Barron sat on the cusp for much of the year and was expected to make big leaps come Hawaii, and leap he did, though not quite enough to get him over the line.

Second was a shoulder injury that sideliened him for much of the following Hawaiian season.

While the third was his long time sponsor, Hurley, who'd supported him since he was thirteen, failing to renew their contract come December 31st 2019.

Fortunately for the twenty-year old, RVCA filled the sponsorship breech, his shoulder healed and a late season run of swell meant all wasn't lost from the Hawaiian season.

The following was filmed over one week in April.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 10:04am

He’s going to take JOB’s and JJF’s crown as the best out at Pipe soon.
Looks like he’s on a 6’0” out there. So nuts

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stunet commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 10:16am

Though two years younger, there's something about him that reminds me of Jack Robinson. Not just his surfing but his development too.

Both raised by surfing fathers - Trevor and Barry - who guided their early years.
Both prodigies scooped up by sponsors while still cherubs.
Both expected to jump straight from junior series to the CT, and both hit speedhumps.
Both dumped by longtime sponsors in their early twenties.
Both big wave/good wave specialists who need to work on small wave strategy if they're to fulfill their potential.

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Solitude commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 11:28am

I can't say I feel sorry for the lad. Lives on the North Shore and the only thing he has to do each day is work out what he wants to eat and where he wants to surf (I get what you mean with his recent 'luck', but that is quite relative)

He is elite.

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savanova commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 1:23pm

Since when did AUDI become the car of choice for surfers?

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Bungan33 commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 2:45pm

Each to their own and I know musical tastes are a holy personal right - but man those tunes just make my skin crawl......just bracing for some misogynistic crap or glorification of violence to come streaming from the speakers...

Loved the surfing though....

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tyzee63 commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 4:07pm

that drop on the last wave!

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drodders commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 4:28pm

Crikey, that first wave has to go close to Wave of the Winter

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fitzfoo61 commented Friday, 8 May 2020 at 7:47pm

That's impressive.......

Foodini

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see.saw commented Saturday, 9 May 2020 at 7:20am

Yes. Rap/hip hop makes my skin crawl as well. Nothing to do with my age of course.

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wetgecko commented Saturday, 9 May 2020 at 4:26pm

Looks like Shane Dorian on that forehand attack.

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chickenlips commented Saturday, 9 May 2020 at 9:20pm

I can see how he could have shoulder issues taking drops like that... How’s the Nannas whinging about the music..

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Fleaza commented Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 8:21am

Looks like ct surfer

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tango commented Monday, 11 May 2020 at 10:51pm

Fantastic surfing.

But if I see another clip of a young bloke putting boards in the car at the start I'm going to scream.

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Sacdog1 commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 6:45pm

Wow!

PebblyPete

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 6:46pm

Drives a Audi FFs