Home: Alberta Beach, Alberta
Surf Spot: Sano
Other Interests: Jiu Jitsu, Moto, and anything on a board
Ryan was the first full time Northern Infinity member. After a professional MMA run where he captured the King Of The Cage 135lbs title he was injured in a Motocross accident. Paddleboard was a great rehab and he fell in love with the competition aspect of it. After 2 short racing seasons he was lucky enough to meet Dave Boehne. In 2013 he made the trip to southern California to get acquainted with the fastest boards on the planet, never looking back.
Over the next 3 years Ryan spent the majority of the winters living in his van or with the Infinity family in Dana Point training while competing in every race he could. Training with the original Speedfreaks and Performance Paddling was like a dream come true. In 2016 Ryan was selected to represent Canada in the ISA world games in Fiji. 2016 was also the year he welcomed his daughter into his life. Between racing, teaching Sup skills, Dad life and the real estate career he decided it would be the last full-time training/racing season.
Still looking to get better every day Ryan is very active in the Alberta and West Sup scene. He coaches all levels of paddlers and produces some very fast up and comers.