Brian Talma graduated in 1988 from college with a BA in Business Administration. Afterward, he returned home to open his deAction Surf Shop on deAction Beach, Silver Sands. That same year, he represented Barbados at the Soul Korea Olympics. In 1989, Brian jumped on PWA (Professional Windsurfing Association) tour and in 1991 he finished third in the Hawaiian Break Out, the biggest wave event on the circuit. From then on, he enjoyed a string of top 10 finishes and rapidly became one of the most familiar water sports personalities on the tour.