Conditions were prime for heavy barrels at the first-ever Pe'Ahi Challenge and local charger Albee Layer took full advantage. Follow the shot-by-shot sequence of Layer's barrel ride that saw him stand tall and advance into the event Final. Click here to watch the video.
After winning his heat, Layer said, "I’m just really trying to get in the barrel -- I’m not trying to get the biggest wave. That’s the wave I’m always looking for, the barrel. They’re a little harder to find but eventually you’ll get one.”