A few years ago Ryan Callinan launched the backhand air heard around the world and put himself on the prog map. Covers. Movie parts. Excitement. The whole thing from one move(see Lost Atlas for proof). Since then he’s charmed us with his manners and continued to psyche us with his corkscrew backhand.
Out of the water he’s been mysterious by default. His polite nature, quiet Newcastle upbringing and humble demeanor coupled with a few ill-timed knee tweaks over the years have kept him from hogging the spotlight that he’s earned himself. His surfing however, continues to freak us out every time we see it. Still never seen someone wind up and deliver such a healthy repertoire of backhand whips, with the staggering consistency that Ryan has. And here today, in his Fairly Normal you’ll get the sense that his forehand aint too shabby either. And that his local spot is freaking holding.
Hit play, devour some of our bandwidth and meet the modest man who’s making Merewether Beach so proud — and start to understand why we’re so certain he’ll be grabbing a lot more of that spotlight he’s earned very soon.
Filmed and edited by Jay Grant
Sanuk Teamrider Alek Parker:
Tommy Hilfiger came together in San Diego to raise money for scholarships to the Autism Society of San Diego’s Annual Surf Camp. Through corporate donations and funds raised through consumer events, the Foundation is underwriting Autism Society San Diego’s annual Surf Camp program to cover the costs for underprivileged families living in San Diego through 2016.
Welcome to Sanuk’s Accordion Door Sessions!
Sit back, relax and enjoy a stripped-down three song set from a trio of travelin’ troubadours, Donavon Frankenreiter, Matt Grundy and Steve Sherman. Filmed in-studio at Sanuk Headquarters, tracks include: “What’cha Know About”, “Wonder Where The Lions Are”, And “If It Don’t Matter”.
Stay tuned for more performances this Fall.
Smile…pass it on!