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Ryan Burch

Ryan Burch

From: Oceanside, CA
Age: 25

@bobbersandsinkers on Instagram!

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.

Side Tracks -Making surfboards.

Music/Bands - Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Led Zepplin.

Videos/Movies - I don't watch a lot of movies.

Best style - Occy

Favorite Volcom Jeans - Roadhouse

Favorite Boardshorts - Fixie Mod

One thing you can't leave home without - Reese's

Special Thanks - Everyone that makes surfing interesting.

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Unsound Pro Day One!

Day one of the 2014 Volcom Unsound Pro kicked off Thursday, September 18th in Long Beach, NY in fine form. Tropical Storm Edouard delivered some solid head high surf with favorable conditions for most of the day. Round of 96 started promptly at 8AM with competitors from the Caribbean, Hawaii, East and West Coasts battling it out getting one step closer to the prestigious Unsound Pro Trophy and 10,000.00 prize purse. With solid surf we were able to run a full day of competition finishing the round of 96 and 3 heats of round 2. There were very few upsets with all Volcom Team riders including Noah Schweizer making their marks in round 1. Stand outs of the day were Jeremy Johnston, with his crazy airs and fluid style, posting the highest heat total of the day. Leif Engstrom earned himself the highest wave score with an 8.83 for a single full rotation frontside air reverse. Jairo Perez, Balaram Stack, Benny B, Killian Garland and Michael Dunphy were on absolute fire and will continue their campaigns over the weekend. Volcom’s Retail tent was in full effect and set up on the newly built boardwalk at Lincoln Ave. We have the official #VolcomUnsoundPro Tee’s, Hoodies, hats and MIZU x Volcom water bottles for sale during each run day of the event as well as at Unsound Surf Shop in Long Beach, NY and the Volcom Store on Broadway in NYC. Today (Friday, September 19th) is a Lay Day and with the weather and swell looking good for the next few days, we’ll be looking for a Weekend finish. We are also excited to bring the Stoked Mentoring X Spy Optic expression session to the event on Saturday where we will pair up Volcom Team Riders including Alex Gray with 12 Kids from the stoked mentoring program in NYC. The kids will compete in a 30 min surf off alongside a talented group of professional surfers for what should be a rewarding and entertaining addition to the Volcom Unsound Pro. There’s nothing but good vibes here at the Volcom Unsound Pro! Hope you can join us over the weekend! Follow the happenings at: @volcom_east @volcomsurf @unsound_surf #volcomunsoundpro Sponsors: @dropglobal_nyc @mammachia @uppercutdeluxe @spyoptic @mizulife @Unsound_surf @Stokedorg
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Volcom Presents The Unsound Pro!

http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. UnsOund Surf Shop, New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. This fall, the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom will storm the shores of Long Beach, Long Island, offering the same unrivaled display of postmodern shredding that’s made this event an East Coast staple for 17 years now. From September 18-21st, the hallowed beachbreak of Lincoln Blvd. will be the hottest place in the world to be for anyone who froths over solid waves, remarkable surfing and enigmatic characters. UnsOund Surf Shop co-owner and professional surf photographer Mike Nelson and longtime partner and resident ripper Dave Juan have fought tooth-and-nail to keep the UnsOund Pro alive for nearly two decades. Now, with Volcom’s support, they’ll bring some of the best surfers in the world to compete in New York during the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Past winners of this illustrious event in its many incarnations include: Volcom alumni Balaram Stack, Blake Jones and Kyle Garson; current or former WCT competitors Kolohe Andino, Danny Melhado and Timmy Reyes; current WQS scrappers Brian Toth, Keanu Asing and Jeremy Johnston; New Jersey superpowers Randy Townsend and Sam Hammer; Californian pros Dustin Ray (R.I.P.) and Tommy Acosta; Floridian veteran Asher Nolan and his hometown buddy, defending 2013 champion Ryan Briggs.” As it stands, Briggs, Nolan, Stack, Jones and Johnston are already confirmed entrants. They will be joined by former WCT veterans Ben Bourgeois and Gabe Kling, as well as talented East Coast pros Rob Kelly, Michael Dunphy and Noah Schweizer. Hawaiian pros Dylan Goodale and Kalani Robb will make the trip to Long Beach, as well. The timing couldn’t be better for local export-turned-international sensation Balaram Stack, who just signed with Volcom last year. The 21-year-old has been a treasured UnsOund teamrider since he was 9 and would like nothing more than to grab another victory right here at Lincoln Blvd. in front of his friends, family, childhood mentors and his main sponsor. To show his appreciation, Balaram will once again throw up a four-figure cash prize for whoever throws up the biggest punt in the “Balaram Stack Strong Island Big Air.” “Hell yeah, can’t wait!” Balaram exclaims. “Every year, the UnsOund Surf Pro is one of my favorite contests. Not only is it in my backyard, it’s the most fun week of the year — maybe even better than the U.S. Open of Surfing, which I thought would be impossible. It’s just a good time with great friends — pretty much all I could ask for in a contest.” The first day will ignite the “Strong Island Lifeguard Challenge,” where West End local Balaram Stack will lead an East End lifesaving team against TJ Gumiela’s West End squad in a 30-minute team-style surf-off/ jetty sprint. The winning team will receive a $500 check benefiting the local charity of their choice. In addition, longtime shop and event supporter Spy will lend their distinctly “happy” element to the event in the way of myriad festivities and attractions including retail tents, activity booths and a surf photography art show — all of which are certain to send this stoked crowd into a frenzy. And speaking of which, Spy’s “STOKED Expression Session” goes down on Saturday. This mentoring session where beach interaction and water assistance go hand-in-hand will pair a dozen kids ages 14-18 from youth-focused nonprofit STOKED with a dozen pros including Cody Thompson, Pat Schmidt, Balaram Stack, Quincy Davis and Alex Gray for a lighthearted team competition where feel-good criteria include “best soul arch” and “best maneuver.” Official “Volcom UnsOund Pro” product from hoodies to tees to hats to re-useable water bottles will also be available for purchase on site at Volcom’s retail pop-up shop, on the Lincoln Blvd. boardwalk, as well as UnsOund Surf Shop up the street and at Wednesday’s Event Kick-Off Party at the store, 4-7pm. Free food and drinks will be provided by Swingbelly’s BBQ, and Montauk Brewing Co., respectively, as partygoers will be treated to a showing of Volcom’s new movie, True To This, as well as a Volcom Surf Team Meet & Greet and a Prize Raffle from the event sponsors to benefit “The Long Beach Christmas Angel.” Other gracious sponsors include MIZU, Drop Global, Rev’d, Mamma Chia, Skull Candy, The Inn at Long Beach, Gentle Brew Coffee. In other words, if you’re craving it, it will be here at the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom. As for the surf, the groin-gutted beachbreaks of Long Beach are strategically positioned to go off — facing south to welcome any long-range energy that may be stirring up in the tropics this time of year, the historic peak of Hurricane Season. In other words, Long Beach is a wave magnet, a tube lab, and therefore the ideal stage for what could be the most captivating show of high-performance surfing the East Coast has seen since the first, and last, time the ASP World Tour landed here in 2011 (the Quiksilver Pro New York). In fact, given the potential this place has to blow cannonballs of spit and break surfboards like parking ordinances — the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom could be even more exciting. For the Competition Hotline/ Event Run Day Updates call 904-382-7333 or visit Volcom UnsOund Pro on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/events/647119328699323/?ref=br_tf Social Media Handles: @UnsoundSurf @Volcom_East @Volcom #VolcomUnsoundSurf #TrueToThis To check the event forecast provided by Surfline, visit http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/lincoln-mid-atlantic_4269/ For Surfline’s coverage of the 2013 UnsOund Pro, click here… http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ryan-briggs-wins-unsound-surf-pro_101470/ For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ www.volcom.com For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/
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Dusty Payne In Panama

This right here is a hoot, a real bonanza. Dusty Payne, Yadin Nicol and everyone’s favorite Panamanian sand strip, Bocas del Toro. Two of the world’s best regularfooters at one of the world’s most lustful waves. It may be simple math, but the result is profound. Yadin and Dusty are are not afraid to toss one up to the big man and land in the flats — fuck ligaments! — and both are scholars under the lip. Highlights include Dusty’s turn at 1:42 and Yadin’s effervescence throughout
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The 3rd Annual LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST

The day began in the dark as volunteers gathered to help set-up for the 3rd Annual LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST. The contest venue was at PKS on the south side of the island of Kauai, a place where Sion and his family had surfed countless hours together. Even in the dark you could already hear the surf as the tail end of a south swell pounded the shore. The island was buzzing as they knew that the day of the contest had finally arrived after being postponed a month before due to a close call from two hurricanes. With over a 150 entries, the beach was packed as everyone posted up and got ready for a long day of family fun, while remembering SION MILOSKY, and his way of life. The LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST was designed around SION's belief of family first, friends, and surfing all combined into one event. Aunty Nalani Taylor opened the event with a prayer and a Hawaiian chant asking for safe passage and reminding everyone why we were here. The first heat paddled out at 6:45 as the buzzer started the first heat a little after 7:00. The diviSIONs were all full, ranging from keiki push-in all the way up to 16-under Longboarding. This year was a little different as a 14-under open diviSION was added for rated kids and o fcourse the "PILI" diviSION was in there too. Keiki push-in had 50 Keiki alone which was the most entries so far to date. In the "PILI", which was a team diviSION, a adult teamed up with a Keiki under-12. Some of the names in the "PILI" were Dustin Barca, and Evan Valiere, long time friends of SION and his family. Families and friends cheered the Keiki on all day and smiles and laughter echoed the beach. It was nice to see so much happiness and good vibes everywhere you looked. Waves were firing coming in at 3-4 foot and light offshore wind. The Keiki push-in stole the show again with the youngest competitors coming in at 3 years of age. People lined the waters edge as they cheered on their favorite. As the competition continued, Raffles were called out over and over with awesome prizes thanks to all the sponsors, supporters and the community itself. It was once again so great to see everyone come together and support such a great human being. The proceeds from the raffles went back to the LIVE LIKE SION foundation and will be allocated to different organizations and further the work of the foundation itself. As the day wrapped up, and the final wave surfed, the celebration continued as the awards ceremony moved over to Poipu Beach. Families and friends once again gathered together and cheered on all the finalist as the prizes and trophies were passed out. The Keiki's were glowing and wore smiles on their faces, as they walked up to get their awards. We're not sure who had more fun the Keiki or their parents! All and all, the 3rd Annual LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST was a huge success and would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors, friends, families and volunteers. We would like to thank Volcom for their continued support, for making the shirts and hats, giving tons of prizes, and for always supporting the Keiki and of course SION MILOSKY! Also Oakley for their continued support and for all the glasses for the keiki, KonaRed and Poipu surf for the awesome trophies and always supporting the LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST. A big thank you t oother surf sponsors, Kawika Carvalho, the community, the volunteers, the Beach house, and countless others that helped make this event a big success! Without you all this would not be possible. A sincere Mahalo and aloha to you all! See you all next year! The LIVE LIKE SION GROMFEST staff
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210 competitors pack Pleasure Point for the TCT Greatwhite Surf Contest!

The 2015 TCT is in full effect and with 3 events under our belt its time to get to the meat of the tour. We rolled into Santa Cruz on Friday afternoon and pulled right into Freeline Surf Shop for the pre event parking lot party. We set up the grill, rolled in the quarter pipe, cranked the music and before we could blink there were just about 200 people screaming and yelling to get in the contest the following morning. The next morning we rolled up just as the sun rolled over the mountains and we got our first look at the pumping Pleasure Point. I mean it was pumping. The kids were frothing so we signed up the last of the 210 competitors and threw the Juniors into the line of fire first. The day rolled along perfect and before we knew it, it was time to crown a champion! Check below for a full recap of the pre event party and the Greatwhite surf contest! We signed up 150 kids at the biggest pre party in history. Tubes where rare, but there were certainly a few good ones. This is Trevor he entertained the pre party patrons all night. Eithan would go on to take 2nd place in the Juniors and earn his Golden Ticket to TCT Champs. Mini ramp at the Pre Party kept the crowd entertained. Nick HDez letting the tail fly late in the day. Skin Dog was in his element at the Pre Party. Collin Deveze is always one of the front runners to take the win, as you can plainly see. The crowd was thick all day with Pleasure Point delivering on her promise of great waves. Pleasure Point was offering up some amazing waves for the event and kids were taking full advantage. Champagne (sparkling cider) showered the winners and the Squids! 1st peak and Sewers were firing all day with non stop south swell. Liam Osborne dressed to impress for the awards ceremony. Willie Eagleton was in the zone the entire day and would go on to win the Pro Am division, earning him $500.00. The awards ceremony at Pleasure Point is second to none. Eithan was off to a great start getting one of the highest heat scores of the morning rounds.   The winners and all their goodies! Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS FAMOUS WAX WATERMANS SUNSCREEN PROLITE RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Willie Eagelton - $500.00 2. Ben Coffey 3. Wyatt Barrabee 4. Xica Hansen 5. Carlos Carpenter 6. Tavis Boise JUNIORS 1. John Mel 2. Eithan Osborne 3. Shane Borland 4. Mickey Clarke 5. Richie Schmidt 6. Sam Coffey GROMS 1. Tanner Ford 2. Kory Svardel 3. Bash Mendes 4. Jabe Swierkocki 5. Zane Booth 6. Miles Freeh SQUIDS 1. Tyler Spencer 2. Jack Conti 3. Liam Osborne 4. Adam Bartlett 5. John Paul Henderson 6. Luca DaSilva GIRLS 1. Steph Kerson 2. Autumn Hayes 3. Ashley Held 4. Sunshine Paty 5. Tirae Thompsom 6. Ireland Conti WATERMELON AWARD Lilly Richards All photos provided by: Tyler Kitzman Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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True To This - Chapter 1: The Spiritual Intoxication

truetothis.volcom.com Volcom was founded on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that board-sports, music, art and film provide. We call these finite moments of enlightenment... ‘Spiritual Intoxication’ -Music- "Krausened" Bitchin Bajas iTunes: http://geni.us/2iOT Amazon (vinyl): http://geni.us/1f9K --- "Transcendence" Bitchin Bajas Courtesy of Drag City Records iTunes: http://geni.us/38n2 Amazon (vinyl): http://geni.us/EPt --- “All Your Light (Times Like These)” Portugal. The Man Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. iTunes: http://geni.us/2Xp7 Amazon: http://geni.us/4BW0 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Portugal_The_Man?id=Anrh7skatm45dtnyzan3mmt4df4&hl=en