ryan callinan is the future of surfing

radbone08's picture
radbone08 started the topic in Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 at 12:15am

i was watching a movie called blow up and the kid is only 18 and he is pulling some of the craziest tricks off, did one of the most ridiculous back side 360s

ryder's picture
ryder's picture
ryder commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 at 3:46am

Every good surfer has a personal "fluffer". You sound like the right man for the job.

yorkessurfer's picture
yorkessurfer's picture
yorkessurfer commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 at 5:01am

That Callinan kid came down to one of the local slab beachies down my way on a heavy six foot swell. Not an easy wave to surf. I was chatting to photographer Joli who was telling me Ryan was earning $250,000 a year at 17. I wasnt that impressed. He seemed unsure of where to paddle out and I suggested a left bank just down the beach and within two minutes of paddling out he jagged the wave of the day from way behind the peak, got barreled off his nut and ripped the wave for 100 metres down the beach! I was impressed! Hope he goes far with his surfing!

radbone08's picture
radbone08's picture
radbone08 commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 at 5:37am

yeah he is amazing but he isnt the only one, jack robinson? the 13 year old, he is amazing

Peace out Zac

i-u-brawn's picture
i-u-brawn's picture
i-u-brawn commented Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 at 8:02am

If you ask me, the best surfer on Blow Up was Jake Stone
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm1LSe_1nPc

hovercraft's picture
hovercraft's picture
hovercraft commented Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 at 10:26pm

Derek Hynde said that about Shane Herring once upon a time

maddogmorley's picture
maddogmorley's picture
maddogmorley commented Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 at 11:20pm

I wouldn't say Ryan is the future of surfing - rather I think he's the present of junior surfing. Plenty of guys before him have shown as much promise and have either burnt out or never won a world title. All it takes is a serious injury, loss of motivation or someone else to come along that's as good or better (ie Medina, Andino etc). Let's see where he's at in 5 years.

danzointhebowl's picture
danzointhebowl's picture
danzointhebowl commented Friday, 2 Sep 2011 at 6:26am

Ryan rips, i have watched him from midget grommet to now, a great kid and very unassuming, I hope he continues improving, stays focused on surfing and don't let the beaver catch him yet.

udo's picture
udo's picture
udo commented Saturday, 24 Dec 2016 at 7:53pm

Well M Morley here we are 5 years later and he is there...ripping.

# Autophagy for Health - Just do it #

maddogmorley's picture
maddogmorley's picture
maddogmorley commented Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 at 8:31pm

Yes but not on tour in 2017. So is he the future of Australian surfing? Not yet IMHO. He does rip tho - no doubt.

swab's picture
swab's picture
swab commented Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 at 9:05pm

jeez man way to put a downer on....JUST LET THEM BE....

truebluebasher's picture
truebluebasher's picture
truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 at 8:21pm

31st Oct 2019 / Australian Olympic Committee
Ryan Callinan: Riding the waves of grief, loss and Triumph
swellnet crew salutes 'Liana Buratti' for high quality presentation.
https://www.olympics.com.au/news/ryan-callinan-riding-the-waves-of-grief...

Westofthelake's picture
Westofthelake's picture
Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 9:10am

Thanks for sharing tbb. RC sure has had a tough gig so far, and there is nothing more rewarding then seeing someone battle through adversity and win. Love to see him be a world champ one day.

Bnkref's picture
Bnkref's picture
Bnkref commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 1:16pm

Yes, thanks TBB. I love watching RC surf. Hope he continues to improve.