Ryan Hardy is a man who has started this year with his stall firmly set out and he is certainly aiming to keep himself busy. From the birth of his second child, an impending family relocation, a new sponsor and his Bodyboard school, Hardballs is not a man to do things by halves.
It came as a real shock last week when Ryan announced that he had parted from the long-term sponsor of his boards VS, and in a joint statement with Funkshen revealed that he had partnered with them. With a Funkshen signature board to follow, Ryan is set on pushing the boundaries of Bodyboarding and will be concentrating a lot on free riding rather than competing, but you can be sure the free surfs will be captured on film.
For some time now Ryan has been running a successful Bodyboard School at his hometown of Margaret River and has been instrumental in the progression of many aspiring Bodyboarders riding skills. Not content to stay in Western Aus, Ryan has announced that he will be relocating with the family to Bali between June and August this year, to run the Ryan Hardy Bali Bodyboard Coaching Holidays and will open up his knowledge to a much wider audience.
To get a feel for Ryan’s Bodyboard school and to see his thoughts on his new sponsorship deal with Funkshen take a look at the videos below and you can be sure that during 2014 we will be seeing a lot more of Hardballs and his smooth style.