I was born in Cardiff city on the 26/09/97 and lived there until i was about 7 years old. Moving to Cornwall was when i started surfing and loved it. My Dad got me into it and we ended up spending all the time we could in the water. I started competing and got picked up by Quiksilver at the age of 11.
To this day my favourite things are travelling, contests and releasing high quality video clips. I hope to have the funding to continue competing on the WSL alongside producing top class media content with high viewings in the form of both video and photographs while continuing to push my surfing to the next level.
I am stoked to have represented my country, Team Wales, at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in California. After surfing for Great Britain previously in Nicaragua and Ecuador this year I changed over to Team Wales and the vibe was amazing. I look forward to surfing for them again in the future.
I have now won 7 national titles from the U16, U18 & Open divisions. I’m still hoping to add another win or two to these successes! I hope to have the funding to continue competing on the WSL alongside producing top class media content with high viewings in the form of both video and photographs while continuing to push my surfing to the next level.
3rd Mens Oakly Surf Sessions
3rd Mens Welsh Nationals
Equal 5th Mens Open Thurso
3rd U18 Thurso
3rd Pro Junior Thurso
Equal 6th Mens British Nationals
4th U18 British Nationals
Competitor ISA World Juniors California
Invite into Red Bull Unleashed Snowdonia
Equal 7th Mens Boardmasters
1st Mens Open Welsh Nationals
1st Junior U18 Welsh Nationals
2nd U18 Calypso British Juniors
8th U18 European Juniors
4th U18 Jesus Surf Classic
4th U18 British Schools
U18 Welsh National Champion
Surfer for Team GB at ISA World Juniors
If you’d like to get in touch regarding sponsoring Rhys Barfield please fill out the contact form and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Rhys regularly receives enquiries from both photographers and video producers.
If you’re currently looking for surfing photography and video and would like to get in touch with Rhys please fill out the contact form including your needs and potential dates and Rhys will get back to you as soon as possible.
Rhys would like to thank Roger Sharp, Greg Martin, Alex Williams and Tim Nunn for the photography included on the website.