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Ryan Burch

Ryan Burch

From: Oceanside, CA

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Birth Date - 1/1989

Birth Place - Oceanside, CA

Currently Living - Encinitas, CA

Height -6'1"

Weight -160 soaking wet.

Sponsors - Volcom Clothing and Wetsuits, Spy Optic

Volcom rider since -I think 2004

First board -7'0" mini longboard. with lots of nose rocker so that i wouldn't pearl.

Warm Ups - Coffee.

What gets you motivated to surf? - Just about anything. new place, new swell, new board, or just the right mind set.

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NEW & ORIGINAL RADNESS FROM SURFER, SHAPER & ARTIST RYAN BURCH
Volcom is proud to announce the release of a unique apparel collection from San Diego surfer, board shaper, and all-around crafty human, Ryan Burch. Featuring original artwork from Ryan, this limited-edition capsule represents yet another outlet for his homegrown creativity. If you don't know Ryan, know this: he's a sought after shaper who merges the craftsmanship and know-how of the past with a progressive vision of the future. A Volcom team rider for 15 years, he's also an artfully adept goofy-footer with a style all his own. If you haven't already, get on over and check out Ryan's sections in Volcom's Psychic Migrations & True To This movies. There are colorful, hand-drawn eyeballs throughout the collection and Ryan explains why: "I put eyes on all the boards I make because it represents the way I learned how to shape. It's all by eye and the best way to see a design is to use your eyes!" His aim was to "Make something fun. The patterns are crazy-I wanted it to be a combination of my style and classic Volcom style. As for his favorite piece, "The boardshorts are classic, I love those!" Don't forget you can go in the draw to win this hand-shaped Ryan Burch surfboard! Simply buy any piece from the Volcom X Ryan Burch collection and get an entry into the draw. Shop the collection here! The winner will be drawn March Friday 9th in the AM.
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Volcom Surf hits San Sebastian, Hossegor & Paris on the final leg of Euro Thrash
Words and photos by Volcom staff photographer, Tom Carey. Check out additional Euro Thrash coverage from our friends Wasted Talent and Surfline who joined us on the trip. France seemed like a good break from the fast-paced lifestyle we were living in Portugal. However, we put the well-oiled machine into overdrive and kicked up the whole program a notch. It was Friday night and we couldn't bare the thought of not going out in Hossegor. Half the crew live there throughout the year so they were happy to be home, see some friends and have a few pints at their local watering hole. That was night #1. Night #2 meant heading to Spain. San Sebastian to be exact. For anyone that doesn't know, San Seb is one of the most amazing towns you could ever visit with its narrow streets, killer bars and amazing tapas. The food alone is worth venturing over for. We visited a few shops, mainly Pukas, which is the biggest surf shop in Spain and then tore the city up. It was hard keeping everybody together when you’re rolling so deep. We had two rooms at separate hostels, but still somehow we managed to only sleep six people in beds. Others slept in their cars, a few on the ground and then others didn't sleep at all. It was quite the site when we all reconvened the next morning. We didn't let a little hangover stop us from enjoying some breakfast tapas and some delightful cider. The party continued on night #3 back over the border to Hossegor once again. By then we were feeling it. Giraffes (giant tubes of beer) were going down too quickly and I knew there couldn't be a happy ending to this weekend. The next day was going to be full of fear. And we weren't far off. The Volcom house looked like a bomb went off. We had been going strong for over a week now and a day off was much needed. So we rested, packed our bags and got ready for our journey the following day to Paris where we would end the trip. It was Semana Santa (Easter) and flights were full and expensive so we decided to jump on the train instead. There's not a better way to experience and view the French countryside than by rail. Beautiful, vibrant hills were covered in the brightest yellow wildflowers and sprinkled with giant windmills. It was beautiful. Paris greeted us with open arms. We didn't arrive until 8pm, but the night was young. Restaurants cook until 11pm, which is great. Bars stay open until the wee hours (which is also great). We saved the best meal for last and sampled all the exquisite cuisine Paris had to offer. We woke up a little fuzzy, but had enough in the tank for one last night. After visiting a few shops and then putting a few pints back, we went to check out a concert nearby put on by one of the presidential candidates. It was raging. The cops were in full force and dressed like RoboCop riot gear. Feeling a little uneasy, we didn't stay long as the large crowds were a bit overwhelming. So we stumbled upon a Korean BBQ joint that looked like it could accommodate the 10 of us. We ate like kings trying to forget that we were leaving the next morning. We had all became great friends by the end of the trip. And as the clock ticked, we knew this memorable trip had to come to an end. We finished out the night at a heavy metal bar. There are always good people at metal bars. They are the salt of the earth. We said our goodbyes that night, shed a few tears and made promises to come back and see each other soon. Farewell for now... We had uber small waves in France, but the bank was amazing. 200 yard lefts, but waist high. Burch made it look so fun on his twinny. We opted to take the train into Paris from Bordeaux. What a good call that was. The French countryside is so beautiful and teeming with colours. The yellow wild flowers are poisonous for the horses, but delicious on the eyes. Nothing like a massive windmill to frame your photo with. Join the crowd. Noa picked up a lot of French on the trip and would surprise everyone when they met him with a line or two. So classic. Burch put on a yoyo display in San Sebastian for the tourists. Don’t ask about the hats. Burch loves logging in and out of the water. The forests around Hossegor are so lush. We went to check out this old Russian campground. It was straight out of a horror movie. But gorgeous. The tapas in San Sebastian are next level. Service in Europe can be slow at times, so the tapas are a nice change of pace. Burch, Noa and Charly were always up for a good time. Alex hadn’t been to San Sebastian (I don't believe), which I thought was weird. He’s a pretty well-traveled man. [caption id="attachment_7353" align="alignnone" width="700"] You could stare at the architecture in Europe for days on end. Men who shower together surf together. Or is it the other way around?[/caption] We had the meanest barbecue at the Volcom house in Hossegor. It was a sausage fest of sorts with some duck thrown in. Willy was not impressed with Charly's. The ride from Portugal to France was amazing. So much open space with these little towns centered around an old church. Snapped this shot of the French RoboCops. They almost took my camera away. I got patted down and told to be on my way. It was worth it. The presidential elections led to some large crowds and lots of cops. I wasn't too comfortable and sure enough the day we left a few cops got shot near our hotel. Pretty heave stuff. France isn't France without a good old fashioned shot of the Metro.
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Scoring In Coxos, Portugal, Euro Thrash Continues...
Words and photos by Volcom staff photographer, Tom Carey. Check out additional Euro Thrash coverage from our friends Wasted Talent and Surfline who joined us on the trip. The second day of the trip was one of the best days of surf we've ever seen. We scored firing Coxos, The Cave and Crazy Left. The wind cooperated, the swell pumped and we took advantage of what Portugal was delivering. Coxos was going loony as our cavalry pulled up to the carpark. Charly Quivront, Alex Botelho and Willy Alioti wasted no time trading off eight foot tubes out the back while Noa Deane jumped in shortly after. Everyone seemed to get spit out of a barrel. It was crazy. But in the distance, we could see The Cave trying to do its thing. The tide just needed to drop. Gony Zubizaretta and myself were getting antsy to give it a whirl, so we waited. And we're glad we did. Gony put on an absolute amazing display of surfing at The Cave when it started to turn on. Gony is somewhat of a new resident of Ericeira, but he surfed the wave like he grew up there. For anyone that doesn't know the place, it's as heavy as it gets. Boils pop up out of nowhere, rocks are visible just feet from the lip and a nasty shelf sits just feet away from a wipeout. Tiago Pires once broke his back out there. It's usually empty as no one wants a piece of it. But Gony lit the place up. He got three of the best waves we've ever seen out there. His first wave was a standup barrel wide enough for him to comfortably stretch his arms out in. Noa was also frothing to surf The Cave more than anyone and it showed as he got a few insane slabs to himself along with Gony. Ryan Burch was also amongst the crew and surfed six-to-eight-foot crazy left by himself for a few hours, carving the wave to hell on his handshaped asymmetrical masterpiece. It's seriously a sight to see him on those boards and it's safe to say he's carved out a nice little niche for himself. Even after a terribly long day of surfing, we still managed to find the strength to put a few beers back. The days are quite long in Europe. We didn’t even eat dinner until 10:30pm that night. The Americans were getting hangry and all the Euros were having a good laugh at it. The following day was back to the beach break. And again, we were greeted with playful three-foot surf rolling off this amazing sand bar. It was icing on the cake after the extravaganza we had the day before. We could die happy. The forecast looked pretty grim after that run of swell, so we decided to pack up our gear and hightail it 10 hours to Hossegor. We went like 90mph and made it in seven hours. Not an easy task with three cars. We strolled into the Volcom France House around 10pm and called it a day. Alex at the castle that sits on the point at Nazare. I think he feels comfy there. Willy thought Noa never listens to him. He got the point. Burch and his quiver. Those boards right there can surf anything. Burch getting stylish at Crazy Left. Alex at Coxos. He got spit out of that one. Burch surfed Crazy Left by himself for a few hours. Lucky dog. Gony's performance at The Cave was downright amazing. I didn't know he had it in him. Burch soaking it all in. Noa with the Wasted Talent 16mm camera. Always the connoisseur. I wonder what Burch was thinking right here in the board dungeon? Burch again at Crazy Left. I'd imagine the Portuguese version of the name sounds better. Charly Quivront absolutely ripped the bag out of Coxos that day. Willy banking at Coxos. Charly midway through an alley oop at Coxos. I think Charly caught like 10 waves in 30 minutes that night. That's a photographer's dream. Charly was the only guy not to wear boots out there at Coxos. The rocks are psycho out there especially at high tide. People get tweaked coming in over the reef. Charly again. See what I mean?! Charly again at Coxos. There's two parts to the wave and if you can connect them it makes for one amazing ride. Charly post-tube gouge. Noa was absolutely freaking out at the idea of us getting to surf The Cave. The wind cooperated for an hour or so and we lucked into some absolute gems. Gony on his first wave. I've never seen someone come out of a barrel more happy than Gony did. Dude gave me a hug after. Noa stalling for the last section. The boils are so sketchy there. Gony on his second wave out there. I've shot that wave like five different times, and this was by far the best, but most inconsistent. Noa again trying to give Gony a run for his money. Noa at Coxos. He absolutely annihilated this wave. Would have been a 10 on tour! Willy gave it a go on his backhand. Probably the worst wave ever to surf backside. He ate shit on a few, but came out unscathed. The biggest, meanest set came in right when we were paddling out. It was insane. If we had just gotten out there an hour earlier. Damn! Noa packs light at the beach. Traveling with 12-15 people can be tough at times, but somehow we pulled it off with laser-like precision. The vibes were amazing on that trip.
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Super Bocks And Surf In Ericeira, Portugal, Euro Thrash Begins!
Words and photos by Volcom staff photographer, Tom Carey. Check out additional Euro Thrash coverage from our friends Wasted Talent and Surfline who joined us on the trip. It's great to go on a trip that lives up to its name. Euro Thrash. And that’s exactly what we did, thrashed our way through Portugal, Spain, and France. We rolled deep. At one point there might have been 15 of us in four cars. But we made it work. Our key players were Noa Deane, Ryan Burch, Gony Zubizarreta, Willy Alioti, Alex Botelho, Charly Quivront and a cameo by Leon Glatzer. On top of that, we had three filmers and three Volcom Corpo studs. That's what you call rolling deep. Our trip started out in Ericeira, Portugal, a wave-rich surf town just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon. The trip was planned in advance, not a strike mission, which lowers your odds of scoring any good surf by a sever amount. So a few of the guys sacrificed themselves the night before getting on the flight. It worked. We stumbled onto a beauty of a sandbar the first day. The water was an electric shade of blue. The sun was out. A few babes lined the beach and the beers were already flowing during and quickly post-surf. It was a good start to the trip. After surfing our brains out, we checked some other spots, flew a kite, drank some more Super Bock (Portugal's home brew) and had our first team dinner. We totally overwhelmed the restaurant, mesmerized the locals and sang happy birthday to me, much to my dismay. We went to bed as happy campers. Noa brought his guitar and battery operated amp to the beach one day. We ended up surfing a left that was quite the mission to get to. He was so bummed having to carry it that far. But in the end he had his own personal amphitheater. Volcom Europe's team manager missed an exit leaving the airport and we ended up going over the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It was a beautiful view though. Richie Olivares (Surf Marketing). always brings kites on trips. Here Noa helps it take flight. Alex Botelho can shred the small stuff when he’s not paddling 50 foot Nazare. Our first day was beautiful with 80 degree weather, three foot wedges and a cliff side café that sold 1 Euro beers. Life is good. [caption id="attachment_7284" align="alignnone" width="700"] Willy Alioti, Alex Botelho, Ryan Burch and Noa Deane use the natural frame for a portrait in Portugal. Noa did a pretty sweet no-hander on his last wave. I asked him to go back out and do another so I could get a better angle on it. He did. All you gotta do sometimes is ask.[/caption] Willy Aliota halfway throught a full rotator. The ladies love Alex. He loves them too. Charly Quivront was like the grom of the trip. But he's a feisty one. Leon Glatzer wasn’t able to hang with us too much because of his contest schedule, but he lit up for the one session he did. Willy always having a good time. Noa is a creature. Alex is the gnarliest charger in his parts. But you wouldn't know it from talking to him. Gony had the best week of his life. He won back-to-back QS events, got three of the best tubes of his life at The Cave, and hung out with us, which is a feat in itself. We roll deep. Ryan Burch and his infectious laugh. Style for days. Burch floating on his twinny. Burch again throwing it up for the crowd. Afternoon beers were the norm.   Willy rocks. And he likes rocks. Put them together and you have...   Burch, always the gentleman and scholar.
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Volcomgratulations To Our Team
The Volcom Family is a wildly diverse group of talented human beings: surfers, skaters, riders, musicians, artists, and committed creative individuals who simply refuse to settle. They are more than just dreamers. They are doers. The diehards. Pushing it further. Sweating every detail, unwilling to relent. They are uniquely driven souls whose actions speak much louder than words. Charging forward in all environments and fueled by an unyielding dedication to craft. This crew—our crew—is the raw embodiment of Volcom’s TRUE TO THIS ideology. Channeling their energy, their potential, and their passion. They are collectively shaping tomorrow, today. Volcomgratulations to our team. photo: Daniel Cabral
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Indonesia Delivers For Volcom Surf Team In Episode 1
Indonesia. Always a sought-after destination for good waves and good times. Cliche? Of course. But who cares. It's on the list of favorite surf destinations for many, and for good reason. The place delivers! So we decided to take a bunch of dudes from the Volcom Surf Team to venture around the Mentawais to rip some waves, get tubbed, have some beers, share (and create) stories, and, to be honest, we wanted to get some photos of them in our new boardshorts. Luckily for us, we scored a ton of epic footage so we decided to make this video. Check it out above, and learn more about the trip below! MEET THE DUDES... YAGO DORA RYAN BURCH MITCH COLEBORN OZZIE WRONG PAT SCHMIDT CHARLY QUIVRONT PHOTOS BY TOM CAREY "After 15 years of sketchy boat trips and Indonesian white-knuckle adventures, we finally had a swell forecast that was too good to be true. Usually you line these trips up months in advance, juggling surfers’ contest schedules, and all sorts of other bullshit, and end up getting what you get. Which isn’t always good. So, to luck into a forecast like ours takes more than a decade of trying. Literally. I would know." -Tom Burch floating on his sled "Gotta support the team." Mitch and Ozzie fully support Yago's decision to burn them. Sharing is caring. Pat and Ozzie prefer frontside tubes. "Waves aren't usually the problem on boat trips. It's the people on them and how they mesh together... Luckily for us we had the biggest animals ever on our boat... As long as the vibe stays at optimum levels, a little flat spell or some rough seas can't spoil your fun." -Tom Ozzie tweak "Charly was the lone Frenchman of the trip... I think he was psyched to hang out with some of the older crew like Ozzie and Mitch." -Tom "If you're on a boat and you see an ink stamp that says "too fast for Satan," "aliens were here," "don't be frightened you're enlightened," "shoot rainbows into fascism," or "may peace be in your eyes," it was stamped there by me." -Ozzie Mitch rockin' a pair of his new favorite boardies, the Polka Stoneys "Burch is also real... He speaks his mind and has this laugh that is so contagious. It sounds like Lewis Skolnik from Revenge of the Nerds." -Tom Pat Schmidt. "I love the way guys from Jersey surf. There's a different approach to their power surfing that is unparalleled." -Tom "Ozzie is like the king's jester on these trips - he's always making sure everyone's having the best time." -Tom   "Yago is the water baby. You have to drag him out by the hair. But his surf psyche also rubs off on everyone." -Tom "The best thing to do [on boat trips] is bring Ozzie Wright. He basically turned his room into an art studio. We watched him paint and he played his ukulele and kazoo the whole trip. He had everyone in stitches." -Mitch"The best thing to do [on boat trips] is bring Ozzie Wright. He basically turned his room into an art studio. We watched him paint and he played his ukulele and kazoo the whole trip. He had everyone in stitches." -Mitch "I think Mitch put back the most beers, making his Aussie brethren proud. I got tackled four times by him breaking a chair each time. The security cameras on the boat are holding some gold." -Tom "Good Time Charly" "Pat Schmidt was one of the groms of the trip. He was so psyched to be out there. That’s the type of person you need on a trip. Someone that is just happy to be drinking beers, lighting fireworks and listening to some tunes." -Tom "He [Ozzie] has been going out to the Ments for longer than any surfer. His experience ends up rubbing off on everyone else. Arts and crafts time usually gets extended a few hours when he’s around." -Tom Yago loves to skate. He grew up in Brazil with Volcom Skate Team rider Pedro Barros, and if you watch their techniques and approaches, their styles are heavily influenced by each other's sport. Watch an extended piece on Yago and Pedro's love for both surfing and skating HERE. Burch on a self-made surf craft "This was a last minute trip for me, I only knew about it 48 hours before I left. This was also my first time going on a boat for that long, and I wasn't prepared at all. Luckily, the boys had all sorts of things to occupy our time." -Charly "Mitch will be out there when he sees his perfect window and he goes for broke. He doesn’t hold back. I think that’s why we all love the 'Spawn.'" -Tom New Jersey's Pat Schmidt trying to soak up some sun before heading back to the dreary winter season on the East Coast. Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie "He [Yago] is the one pushing the boundaries on every trip, making old vets paddle back to the boat with their tails between their legs." -Tom "Burch. Burch. Burch. Man, I haven’t seen surfing like his in my 15 years of shooting. Just when you think he’s some cruiser on an old twin fin he’ll bust out his asymmetrical board and go fucking ballistic." -Tom "We Ubered. We surfed. We drank. We pissed some people off. But whatever we did, we did it right. Life’s short. Party on." -Tom