PuraPhy 20 Athletes 2022: Albee Layer [pro surfer], #18

The PuraPhy 20 is a ranked list of individuals who fit in different categories who—right now—wield significant influence in the world of hemp oil/CBD be it with consumers, businesses, governmental officials, regulatory agencies or others. PuraPhy believes that to hold genuine power is to have the ability to persuade and influence wide swaths of relevant stakeholders. PuraPhy 20’s categories will include celebrities, politicians, athletes, scientists, influencers and more.

The PuraPhy 20 list below ranks some of the biggest athletes on the planet based on just how influential they are in shaping public opinion about the use of hemp oil/CBD and how it impacts both the exploding industry as well as the sports and pop cultural zeitgeist in the US and beyond. From David Beckham to Rob Gronkowski and from Megan Rapinoe to Paul Pierce, the roster of superstar jocks who use and love CBD is as eclectic as one might expect. And then some.


I was intrigued to learn that pro surfing superstar Albee Layer had signed on as a brand ambassador with CBDistillery. The Maui North Shore native has always been a boundary-pushing disruptor in the sport as he tried and tried to push the sport of pro surfing forward. 

Whenever you’d see him charging massive waves at Jaws, Layer’s breathtaking, go-for-broke style is all his and it’s a privilege to witness.

“I heard about this CBD craze for a while now,” Layer says. “It wasn’t until I went through two hip surgeries that I really gave it a chance and have loved the results. I’m excited to back products that make my life better daily.”

Whatever it takes to see him attack those big waves for a long time to come. So, yeah, thanks CBD.