Ryan Burch

While most guys his age are either frothing on the cutting edge of thruster performance or groping at surfing’s roots cross-steping in beavertails, Burch is taking his own middle path. He’s teaching himself piece by piece how surfboards move through the water by shaping and mastering every kind of board imaginable. He started by shaping alaias a couple summer’s back, then got into shaping logs and gliders, next he moved on to Simmon’s style planing hulls and finless pieces of foam. Recently he’s been experimenting with more and more refined asymmetrical surfboards and he’s pushing the boundaries of glide and performance.

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