I am currently getting ready for the 2015 September surf expo in Orlando Florida as an industry consultant & professional surfer to represent and consult with my current sponsors and companies I am affiliated with.
Feeling Xtremely excited and blessed to be coming to the end of my first season with my NEW surf and sup school and shop, Vast Oceans Surf And SUP school (http://www.vastoceanssurfandsup.com). I have been able to far surpass and exceed all of my own expectations & meet so many great new friends. I enjoy bringing smiles to a great deal of people who can now surf safely with confidence. I feel so fortunate to be able to share my love of surfing- the sport of KINGS- which has given me so much fulfillment and an incredible life.
After a long 7 months and my first season with my shop I am taking some me time to do what I do best – be a PROFESSIONAL SURFER & work with some of the worlds best surfing photographers / film and videographers. I leave for Bali mid -September through October. I will be surfing in Indonesia – Bali/ Java/ Sumatra to score photos for my sponsor’s ad campaigns , website content and several surf publications / magazines- as well as to experience a great deal of personal growth MIND – BODY – SPIRIT and SOUL !
This time of year in Indonesia is by far the biggest as far as surf and best winds and conditions. September and October sessions
Upon returning home to Florida I will be teaching students from a very special and prestigious school – Pathways Center for Excellence out of Ormond Beach, Florida. This is a great honor to teach these incredible athletes from around the world. Then in November help several surf brands I consult for and work to make my HARD CORE SURF & SUP SHOP better and better. Then mid November / December work for a few select companies in Hawaii to open doors and land accounts and create positive visibility to the surfing world for them and myself in and out of the water during The Hawaiian Triple Crown of surfing. I have been going every year since the age of 11 each year learning more and getting better in the giant surf of The North Shore with all the world’s best trying to out do one another for photos, fame and to personally better their surfing ability in my case.
My goal for 2016:
Make my SURF / SUP SCHOOL AND SHOP a tremendous success – give back – bring out smiles and help the companies I represent and or work for a great deal , surf my brains out, and compete in several select events my sponsors wish me to be at and promote them. I am now currently coaching beginners through intermediate and advanced competitive surfing / winning skills to all ages female and male.
As an Industry consultant and professional surfer combo I am able and in a position to create a great deal of exposure and visibility for all new companies and current. I also work behind the scenes with design / promotions/ marketing and sales with most of my life in this incredible industry.
Please feel free to take a look at some of my latest exposure/ media and photos.
Again thank you for your time and stopping by. Ryan R
September 02, 2015