Ryland Blakeney aka Ry or “cracker”
Date of Birth: 1/7/82
Competitive Highlights: 1st at WA state wave titles- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 3rd Gero Nationals 2005. and a couple other earlier comp results back in the early 2000s on a twintip- yew!
Home Spots: scarborough beach- pretty much doing downwinders there whenever windy!
Favourite Gear: 2015 Reos- these kites rock!!!!!
Favourite moves: anything unstrapped on a wave- but probably down the line airs.
More important than kiting: family- my wife and kids mean the world to me as do all my family!
Inspiration: watching what some of the top surfers video sections and trying to see how can transfer those moves to a kite also.
What do you do in your free time?: surf, work and lots of family time!
Whats on your iPod?: Rage against the machine, Hilltop hoods, Loop Troop, Beastie Boys,
Future plans and goals: keep kiting and hopefully teach my 2 boys to kite one day
Dream Session: 4-6ft crosshore winds and only you and couple your mates out sharing the set waves.
Other Sponsors: Dakine, Quiksilver, Firewire, Futures fins, Von Dresselt shapes for all my custom boards.
Interesting saying: Give a man a gun and he’ll rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he’ll rob the world!