76 Premium Profile: Matt Meola and Albee Layer



76 Premium Profile: Matt Meola and Albee Layer

Reported by: Kanoa Leahey

$100,000. That’s the top prize offered in Taylor Steele’s “Innersection Free Surf Contest,” an internet-based surf video competition.

Last year, in its inaugural campaign, the 100 grand was awarded to Maui’s Matt Meola.

This year, it was Matt’s best friend, Albee Layer, who claimed the cash.

They’re obviously doing something right on the Valley Isle, and we take a closer look in this edition of the 76 Premium Profile.

Two surfing soulmates, Matt Meola, 22, and Albee Layer, 20. Both live in Haiku. And both shred.

The contest finalists are featured in the annual Innersection movie, and Albee says it was seeing Matt garnering the previous year’s acclaim that sparked his effort this time around.

With the help of a family friend, Elliot Leboe, he did it.

Leboe actually edited and produced both winning segments…


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