The lanky goofyfoot from San Diego surfs with a smooth powerful style. His surfing on self-shaped asymetrical boards is technically dazzling as he can hold very high, tight lines in a variety of waves, most impressively on dredging reef pits. His current passion is assymetrical designs which he shapes himself. “Have you ever noticed that when you walk down a hill you have less control than when you walk up?” he said in an interview for Deus ExMachina. “Well that is what an asymmetrical board is all about. You have more control on your front side, on your toes. While on your heelside it’s more brute force.” Regarding his board-making skills, Ryan describes himself as a designer more than a shaper. He is also a frequent traveller to crown-jewel spots like G-Land and Desert Point.
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