About Ryan Ragan
Starting out surfing at 11 in Daytona Beach, Ryan Ragan swept his first contest at age 14 and decided to make a career of it. He’s been competing and free surfing ever since, being featured in magazines and videos around the world. He now calls Daytona Beach, Florida his home. Now-a-days, Ryan spends much of his time spreading his knowledge and the love of his favorite sport. Ryan is the founder and owner of Vast Oceans Surf and SUP School. He teaches all types of age levels and skill levels.
From Ryan's Personal Website
“I’m feeling extremely excited and blessed to be coming to the end of my first season with my NEW surf and sup school and shop, Vast Oceans Surf And SUP school. I have been able to far surpass and exceed all of my own expectations & meet so many great new friends. I enjoy bringing smiles to a great deal of people who can now surf safely with confidence. I feel so fortunate to be able to share my love of surfing- the sport of KINGS- which has given me so much fulfillment and an incredible life.
After a long 7 months and my first season with my shop I am taking some me time to do what I do best – be a PROFESSIONAL SURFER & work with some of the worlds best surfing photographers and videographers. I leave for Bali in mid-September and will be there through October. I will be surfing in Indonesia – Bali/ Java/ Sumatra to score photos for my sponsor’s ad campaigns , website content and several surf publications / magazines- as well as to experience a great deal of personal growth MIND – BODY – SPIRIT and SOUL !
Upon returning home to Florida I will be teaching students from a very special and prestigious school – Pathways Center for Excellence out of Ormond Beach, Florida. This is a great honor to teach these incredible athletes from around the world. Then in November help several surf brands I consult for and work to make my HARD CORE SURF & SUP SHOP better and better. Then mid November / December work for a few select companies in Hawaii to open doors and land accounts and create positive visibility to the surfing world for them and myself in and out of the water during The Hawaiian Triple Crown of surfing. I have been going every year since the age of 11 each year learning more and getting better in the giant surf of The North Shore with all the world’s best trying to out do one another for photos, fame and to personally better their surfing ability in my case.”
If you want to learn how to surf then check out the Vast Oceans Surf and SUP School website and book a lesson! If you just want to know more about Ryan Ragan head over to his personal website.