RYD Team

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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Bertish Family Seeking the Less Ridden Waves in Indo

By RYD Team / August 21, 2019 /

We all dream of living a life full of adventure… deserted tropical islands with perfect uncrowded waves removed from the daily rush of life! Add to that, having the wife and kids there with you (guilt-free surfing in paradise) and it’s pretty much as good as it gets! RYD Ambassador (and well-known surf traveler) Greg…

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Five Underrated California Surf Spots

By RYD Team / August 7, 2019 /

In 2009 Chris Burkard and Eric Sonderquist traversed the length of the Californian coastline, some 1100 miles (1770km). The book which resulted from the sojourn – a spectacularly beautiful coffee table volume featuring Sonderquist’s writing and Burkards imagery – is an inspiration to the armchair surf traveler and board-wielding pilgrim alike.  It fills us with…

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Scoring Waves in Angola

By RYD Team / July 23, 2019 /

Off the beaten track and not the first destination that pops to mind when planning a surf trip, but Angola offers some of the best and least surfed breaks in Africa. So, think warm water, consistent swell and uncrowded surf – bliss! No wonder five friends decided to take the road less traveled and go…

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The Surfing Family: Meet the Venters

By RYD Team / July 10, 2019 /

We understand the perception that surfing can be quite a selfish sport. But the Venter family has proven the exact opposite of how surfing became their special glue, family bonding time and the best memories. So, if you aspire to be a surfing family, learn from their experience(s). Hello Venter Family Nick and I (also…

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The Dream: Best Buddies Surfing Bali (and meeting Kelly Slater)

By RYD Team / June 27, 2019 /

AJ Calitz is mostly known for his love of climbing (running) up mountains as a professional trail runner. However, his surf dream of visiting Indo with friends finally came to fruition this year. Here’s what he had to say about the surf with his best mate … Running to Meet the Waves Most people associate…

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