Guy in Barbados
When you’ve got a space in your house known as “Kelly’s room”, and the G.O.A.T. (Kelly Slater) has you on speed dial for Barbados surf reports, then you’re certainly the guide to trust on the island. Meet Alan Burke, a happy-go-lucky family man, 8th generation Barbadian local, former National Surfing Champion, and surf guide/surf instructor known by most as “Burkie”.
Potentially more surf-stoked and gung-ho for adventure than his two pro surfer sons, Jacob and Josh, Burkie knows precisely where every wave on the island breaks, exactly when to hit it, and which stand has the best flying fish sandwiches en route.