To celebrate Shawn ‘Barney’ Barron on the 2 year anniversary of his passing a group of his close friends held a surfing air contest at the Lane. Barney was a legend in the surf world, known for his innovative air game and unique style. He was an artist as well, generating life as art. His smile was bright, wide and contagious. The memories he left behind will always be bitter sweet. The Santa Cruz community came out in force to the Lane parking for the 1st annual Cinco De Barney Air Contest. The 5th of May was proclaimed by Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane to be ‘Shawn Barney Barron’ Day. We all miss Barney, and it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. At least we have each other to remind us of the good times and to hold each other dear.
Photos- Yvonne Falk