Barney is no longer appearing at this year’s festival. Refunds will be issued to ticket holders.
In 1999, at age 20, Barney Miller was a promising surfer. He was then involved in a car accident near his home at Sawtell. Barney was airlifted to hospital in Sydney and pronounced dead on arrival. After a massive fight, Barney survived the ordeal, only to be told he was a quadriplegic and would never walk again. His relentless struggle to regain mobility was the subject of the hit 2016 documentary, You and Me. In 2017 Barney claimed the gold medal at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California. He co-wrote his first book, The Essence of You and Me, with wife Kada Miller.