Brett Barley’s “Autumn Reminiscence”, Best East Coast Edit of The Year?

December 15, 2017 • Videos

Buxton’s Brett Barley is a complete surfer in ability as well as brand building and his newest edit, “Autumn Reminiscence” is nothing short of magnificent and, perhaps, the best east coast production of 2017. There is not a single B-clip in the entire 15:50 minutes of non-stop, A-plus action with great pacing, music and peripherals that flows seamlessly from the opening scene to the film credit’s roll.

‘Reminisce’ is one of those increasingly rare, all killer with not a hint of overindulgent filler thats becoming so common in surf filmdom with everybody being a video or photo guy in our easy access, digital world.

Also, please do not only click on the video but take the time time to scroll down and read Brett’s very own, well written words from an east coast legend well in the making.  He has something to say from the heart that goes beyond his abilities to put together excellent edits like this – Mez –

The 2017 Hurricane Season on the East Coast was Historical. It will be remember for both it’s destruction, with the millions of people lives who were turned upside down by those Hurricanes; and it’s glory, for the weeks on end of pumping surf it provided the coast.

Every surfer I know would trade back every day of surf to take back those Hurricanes and the damage they did, but life unfortunately doesn’t work that way… So you might as well take the good with the bad. Before I continue, let me leave a link below for anyone willing to donate to Waves for Water and their Caribbean Hurricane Relief Initiative http://www.wavesforwater.org/project/… So here we reminisce on the good of the 2017 Hurricane Season. The lighter side of storms Irma, Jose, Maria, and a low pressure in October.

Brett Barley with a wave and a season he’ll be reminiscing about the rest of his breathing days left here on this earthly plane.

We had 6 weeks of non-stop surf, a week of downtime, another swell, 10 days downtime, then another firing swell that I ended up missing. It was ridiculous how many days of spitting barrels graced the shores of Cape Hatteras, NC from August through October. Everyone on Hatteras Island was passing up surfing days of decent head high waves, because it had been firing the day before, and was going to fire again the next day. September was a marathon for surfing on the island, and the best run of swell I think I’ve ever seen at home. Shoot, I left out multiple days of footage from this movie, just because it had already been on social media.

Has anyone else from the East, Gulf or West coasts consistently put out more well done, high quality personal edits then this guy the past couple of years? Photo: Mez

Anyway… I hope you enjoy this long play. This season was too special to not dedicate a lengthy video to. From Hurricane Irma lighting up a mysto Left Point in Buxton, that has since washed away, to Hurricane Jose providing days on days of perfect surf, to Hurricane Maria providing some of the most perfect Lighthouse below sea level waves I’ve surfed in a while, with just the boys out due to an evacuation order.

My gosh… What a season. – Brett Barley –

Outer Banks blowhole- what a season indeed …

  • Niagara Mike

    Are you kidding me?
    WOW! Rarely do we get treated to such great videography of such skilled surfing. AND those landed 720’s. R U KIDDING ME?

    I glanced at the time remaining… when I could … hoping it would not soon be over.

    The afternoon shots had incredible lighting and detail.

    Every one here has really outdone themselves and come together to make a seamless video (with tunes that sound like they were written for the videos) that no one who likes surfing can afford to miss.

    Know where my camera should have been last fall… sigh.

    Thanks!

    mike@niagaramike2000

  • Sponger

    Sick barrels.

  • dg1501

    Here it is on Vimeo, since youtube blocked it:
    https://vimeo.com/248231129