I met Ryan at Cardiff Reef around 2009. He had just shaped his longboard by himself and surfed it really well. A few years after, I visited Ryan’s shaping room and found out his passion for surfing and shaping. Four years later, Ryan was riding an asymmetrical longboard (for backside) at Swami’s. I was blown away by his creative approach for backside nose riding. Currently, Ryan is still constantly pushing the his limits of surfing and shaping. (Tatsuo Takei)