A little over one week ago Barney Miller, long-time Rip Curl athlete and friend of Mick Fanning, achieved his ultimate goal of winning a World Title. He won a gold medal in the AS5 (division prone assisted) of the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships and became a World Surfing Champion.

This momentous win came after a 1st place finishes in the inaugural US Open Adaptive Surfing Champions, the first ever adaptive surfing event with prize money and an event that marked a huge forward step in the sport.

When Barney arrived home to the Coffs Harbour airport, his flight was greeted by the Fire Brigade, who sprayed their hoses in a huge congratulatory arc over his plane as it taxied in. And as he exited the plane, he saw family, friends and fans cheering.

After he had a chance to settle in at home, we gave Barney a call to congratulate him on the win. Please read that interview here:https://www.ripcurl.com.au/news/team-news/barney-miller-becomes-a-world-adaptive-surfing-champion.html

Congratulations Barney, you’re not only an inspiration, but you’re a World Surfing Champion!