Ryan “Hippo” Ride of YearNomineeJaws Maui Hawaii, October 2017.Known as the of the topslabslayersin the world.Based out of Queensland, Australia, Hippotravelsthe world chasing swells.Now afamily manwho has seen his life flash before his eyes during one of his infamous neardrowningwipeouts. He is more calculating.While still pursuing hisdreams.
Still the thrill of the ultimate drop drives him. It now also about inspiring his offspring. “Todo whatthey love... leading by example is what I want to pass on to my kid”.
It is not easysupporting a familywhilefollowing your dreams.It is guyslikeHippodoing it for thelove ofsurfingthat resonate with surfers who live and breathe surfing everyday.