Kevin Barry

Interview By Jody W. Wood

Kevin Barry is a familiar face around the South Coast Surf Shops in Ocean Beach and in the water. He’s put in a couple of summers working hard in the warehouse and this is his first summer in the shop. Kevin worked for me in the warehouse and was always right on the money with his work ethic and is one of the most well-mannered and respectful young men I’ve been around. He’s no slouch in the water either. Kevin’s only been surfing for a few years now and is a South Coast team rider as well. He grew up right here in Ocean Beach and is going into his senior year at Point Loma High School. Here is a little question and answer session with Kevin George Barry.

How old are you?

Favorite surf spot?
My favorite spot is Sunset Cliffs.

Who are your favorite surfers?
Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow.

What is your favorite food?

What kind of music are you into?
Mostly rap.

What else do you do for fun besides surf?
Hang with my friends, relax, eat food.

What are your plans for surfing in the future?
I want to do some WQS events and some pro junior contests.

What has been your favorite surf trip so far?
My trip to Hawaii was the best.

What is the best part of surfing for you?
Just having fun with my friends.

Have you surfed a lot of contests lately?
Yeah, I’ve surfed quite a few contests lately, but really with no good results. Contests are not really my thing.

Who are your sponsors?
Quiksilver, Smith Optics, South Coast Surf Shops, and Julie Designs.

What stance do you ride?
I surf regular foot.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Still surfing I hope.

Any thoughts on life after high school?
I’m off to college.

How many pull-ups can you do?
Maybe three? I’m really bad at those.

Who’s your favorite surfer from the South Coast Warehouse?
Jody Wood for sure.

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