About Chris Barela
"Chris Barela's love for the water has been life long. Growing up at the beach and becoming a pro surfer allowed Chris to travel the world. At the peak of Chris's surfing career he had made it into the finals at the Banzai Pipeline Masters.
Having traveled the world's oceans Chris retired from professional surfing however, he still wanted to stay connected, that connection inspired him to create his first line of bronze sculptures, an amazingly life like collection of big game fish , Barela created the brilliant finish known today as a patina and its now widely used internationally."