These handsome gangstas are Bill White from California and Sander Derksen from the Netherlands – lookin’ good, feelin’ good in their new Barz Kiamas.
Barz Optics at home on the Gold Coast.
21 September 22
Every issue of the mag we pull four random international subscribers out of the hat for pairs of Barz sunglasses (it helps us feel a little less rude about our board giveaway being for Australians only) and last issue’s winners in the Netherlands, UK and California (x2) have now received their Kiama floaters in the mail.
Based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast since 1996, Barz Optics is run by lifetime surfer and sailor Kevin Barr, and the Barz models are all about eye protection and attention to detail.
The unique Kiama model comes with padded nosepiece and air cells for floating, and the absolute best polarised lenses anywhere.
THE WINNERS FROM ISSUE 112 ARE: Eran Cohen, Venice, CA, USA. Jacob Palmer, Soda Springs, CA, USA. Erik Berger, Bayern, Germany. Maria Santos, Barcelona, Spain.
- Says Bill White from Anaheim CA:
“I received the Barz Kiama glasses you sent me, but every time I wear them I call my friends “mate” instead of “bro!” They are so fantastic that I’m giving away my old glasses. Please thank everyone involved with sending these to me. It's a joy to have something so wonderful from Australia here in California. With great appreciation.”
- Says from Amsterdam, Netherlands:
“Just got the sunnies in good order, and absent any waves, I tested them at my regular swim spot just around the corner from my house in Amsterdam. Super stoked, they are a perfect for all those surf sessions that have you glaring at the sun! I come from a background in windsurfing and I picked up longboarding and my first copy of PLB back in 2016 when visiting my sis and her husband who live in Jan Juc. Totally fell in love with both, so thankful for the international subscription. Big thanks for the sunnies and the great mag!”