Mason Hyce Barnes is a professional big wave surfer from Wilmington, NC. He currently splits his time between Venice, CA and where ever the swell maps light up. In 2016 Mason received multiple Big Wave Award entries including biggest wipeout and two entries for Biggest Paddle-in 2017. Mason is currently training for the WSL Big Wave World Tour & the WSL World Qualifying Series. If the swell map turns purple near you, the safe bet is Mason is on his way.