In April Albee Layer was surprised with a $100,000 check when he won Taylor Steele's Innersection video contest. One of his bios on a sponsor's website reads: "Laird Hamilton considers himself lucky enough to be Albee Layer's neighbor." That's like getting a reference from Chuck Norris. Given his performance in the highly competitive Innersection contest and what he did during some heady paddle sessions at Jaws this winter, the argument could be made that he's the most prolific kid coming out of Hawaii today. Sure, John John Florence has won more contests, graced more magazine covers, and received much more media attention, but Layer, true to that reckless abandon approach that's so in vogue right now, he just went out, ripped, and let the pieces fall where they may. ESPN Surfing caught up with him recently, here he is.
ESPN HERE...scroll down to July 12, 2012