I’m excited to share the cover of Swell’s winter catalog with my snowman image on page 1! See below for an excerpt from a Q&A and make your way over to the full article here.
How would you explain the cold water surf scene around your zone?
Ryan: The cold water surf scene is pretty much the only surf scene here in Jersey. I mean, we surf all year, and hurricane season gets pretty fun, but those classic Jersey SE swells don’t arrive until we’re suited and booted in the dead of winter. 5mils the minimum.
Whos the gnarliest character charging on the most freezing days?
Ryan: Mike Gleason and Sam Hammer, without a doubt. These guys go and are psyching so hard when the waves are firing. Gleason’s raw power and Hammer’s stylish finesse make for a great combo.
Whats next in your life on the right coast?
Ryan: I’ve had a love affair with New York City for years and finally got down on one knee for her this fall. I’m in the thick of the arts, culture and good food while still being just a subway ride from the airport. Not to mention halfway between New Jersey’s barreling beaches and New York’s scenic coastline.