RYD Team

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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Twin Fins: Brad

Twinning is winning

By RYD Team / April 24, 2020 /

Now that I’m a little older, and a smidge wiser (no comments please), I’m really enjoying the process of riding alternate craft.  Taking the seriousness out of my preconditioned performance mindset has opened a whole new world of fun and wave riding options. And I’m still in the process of detangling the lines, and of…

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J-Bay is surfing the community and feeding the hungry!

By RYD Team / April 21, 2020 /

We all feel the effect of the Coronavirus: be it the loneliness from isolation or waking up to the uncertainty each morning, wondering when the world will feel normal again. But for some of us the reality of facing hunger hits home harder than the fear of the sickness itself. The great story is that…

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Don’t stop dreaming.

By RYD Team / April 17, 2020 /

By now we’ve all been inundated with media, messages and montages of all things linked to Coronavirus and the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.  We’ve seen news reports, press conferences, government addresses and news bulletins dedicated to updating communities, sending recommendations to flatten the curve and enforcing restrictions to help save lives. Through the barrage, one could…

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Just married and Surfing Sri Lanka during lockdown

By RYD Team / April 10, 2020 /

For most of us getting married and going on a (honeymoon) surf trip – sound like the most idyllic combo. Until Corona shook the world to a standstill and you face lockdown in a foreign country, away from friends and family. But for Emma Smith, the lockdown windows make the surf experience worth it! Here’s…

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Caio Ibelli Signs with RYD Brand

By RYD Team / August 26, 2019 /

Championship Tour Surfer Joins Emerging Surf Accessories and All-Round Fun Brand Championship Tour surfer, Caio Ibelli has joined emerging surf accessories and all-round fun brand, RYD, on a long-term partnership. The deal will see the dynamic regular footer use the brand’s progressive range of accessories, including traction, fins, leashes and board bags.  “Caio fits our…

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