Quivers – Dustin Barca

Dustin Barca’s Tools Of The Trade

Dustin Barca turned some heads this season on the North Shore of O’ahu. His uncanny knack for getting good waves in thick crowds and then ripping ’em to pieces had photographers, fellow surfers, and even Foodland workers talking about the kid from Kaua’i.

Barca’s wiry yet muscular frame allows him to get the most from his body in precarious situations, yet his surfboards are also a major component of one of the better displays of surfing prowess seen this year on the ultimate surfing proving ground-the stretch of beach from Off The Wall to Ehukai.

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 160 lbs.

1. T. Patterson roundtail, 6′ 1″, 18″ wide, 2 1/8″ thick.

“Standard shortboard for comps li’ dat.”

2.John Rogers tow board, 6′ 1″, 14 7/8″ wide, 2 1/8″ thick.

“This board is for catching the biggest waves of your life!”

3.JS pintail, 7′ 0″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick.

“A good board for medium Pipe and OTW.”

4. T. Patterson pintail, 7′ 5″, 18 3/8″ wide, 2 3/8″ thick.

“Cool runnings.”

5. Joel Tudor single fin, 5′ 10″, 19″ wide, 2 3/8″ thick.

“Dora.”

6.T. Patterson pintail, 8′ 0″, 18 3/8″ wide, 2 3/8″ thick.

“Big Pipe board.”

7. Donald Takayama twin fin, 5′ 9″, 19″ wide, 2 3/8″ wide.

“Larry Bertleman twinnie.”

8. D.H.D pintail, 7′ 1″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick.

“Fanning gave me this one-I got a good one on it.”

9. T. Patterson round pin, 6′ 1″, 18 1/4″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick.

“Magic Backdoor and OTW model.”

10. Brett Muramoto shortboard, 6′ 1″, 18″ wide, 2 1/4″ thick.

“Magic North Shore shortboard.”