RYD Team

Be Like Velcro!

By RYD Team / September 4, 2020 /

Your guide to sticking to it! Learning to surf can sometimes be a frustrating experience!  Watching others ride waves like it’s the most enjoyable thing in the world, while you flail and fall in the whitewater, can demoralize even the most determined of souls! And just when you think you’ve got it after mastering your pop…

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Smile club

By RYD Team / August 21, 2020 /

Keep the surf stoke alive! What we take out of our surfing experience is what keeps us going till the next session. But some days we’re all so set on our own performance, our own territory and catching the best wave for ourselves. Even localism creeps up spreading negativity in and around the water, that…

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open roads and minds

Open Roads And Open Minds

By RYD Team / July 24, 2020 /

10 Ideas to inspire your surfing in 2020. For those of who have been waiting with bated breath for the WSL to get going again, the recent cancelation of the 2020 tour might have come as a jolting blow to your premeditated surf psyche.  For others, if the first half of 2020 wasn’t used to reconnect to your…

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2020’s Silver Lining

By RYD Team / July 3, 2020 /

Caio talks about being in the water again 2020 was meant to be the year of big dreams, great achievements and scoring exceptional waves for Caio Ibelli! He was back from an injury and showed some powerful surfing in 2019 by placing 3rd in the Margaret River Pro and MEO Rip Curl Pro in Portugal,…

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Dancing Ugly

By RYD Team / June 19, 2020 /

How will the surf industry look post COVID-19? By now we’ve all had our own personal experience with COVID-19. The effect of the invisible villain has indelibly changed the shape of our world, and most of us are still trying to understand what that will mean for our everyday lives of the future. While less…

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Tru Story!

By RYD Team / June 12, 2020 /

Tru Starling is a bundle of pure joy! You can’t help but walk away with a smile on your face after even the briefest of encounters with the bubbly 19-year-old!  Growing up on one of the most competitive stretches of sand on Sydney’s northern beaches, North Narrabeen has been producing some of Australia’s top surfers for…

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Grom Life with Joel Emery

By RYD Team / May 29, 2020 /

Joel Emery, is the quintessential Aussie grommet. From bad wetsuit tans to bloodshot eyes and a cheeky smile, this 12 year old is living the grom dream daily!  Growing up in the wave rich area of the Northern Rivers in NSW, Joely (as he’s affectionately known around his hometown) has plenty of talent to inspire…

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RYD with Tori

By RYD Team / May 15, 2020 /

Find out a little more about our newest Aussie Team Rider! Vittoria Farmer came into pro surfing via a unique route; and while her path hasn’t followed the traditional trajectory into the competitive arena, it’s been one that has forged the character of a determined, fun-loving and driven young lady. Tori gave up her initial…

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Our 2020 surf adventure before Covid-19 #lockdown

By RYD Team / May 7, 2020 /

While we all are looking forward to our next travels, even if it is just up road or along the coast, Ryan Lightfoot (19 year-old competitive longboard surfer) reflects on his last adventure right before Covid-19 shut us all down in our own countries and homes.  It was a planned part-brother-part solo-trip (shared with Dylan Lightfoot, QS surfer) and meant to last till April, ending off with the surf mecca, Indo! Even…

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Who has the (travel) bug?

By RYD Team / May 1, 2020 /

Not sure about you, but when all this is over, we’re packing our bags, our vans, our cars, our boards and we are hitting the road… even if it is just down the way to our local surf spot or nearest campsite. One thing this pesky virus has done is give as an all-time new…

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