Do you own BARNEY status? If so, the BARNEY foam trucker hat is for YEW! Similar to a KOOK, a BARNEY originated as a term used to describe a surfer that wasn’t “cool,” or a rookie in the lineup. As a point of reference, in the 80s surf classic North Shore (seen below,) Turtle calls a Rick a “Barney” before surfing Pipe.
Today, the word is used playfully as a throwback term within the YEW! community, so represent, and grab your BARNEY foamie today, Yew Barney!