Newcastle, NSW


Ryan Callinan is one of Australia’s most exciting, and likeable, young performers.
Heading into the Billabong World Junior Championships at Burleigh Heads in Queensland’s Gold Coast in 2012, Ryan had the eyes of the industry watching him. An excellent run on the Australasian Junior Series had earned him his place in the biggest event on the junior calendar. After breaking his right ankle during a freesurf in Bali months earlier, Ryan was back. The lithe goofy-foot from Newcastle was one of the biggest names in the draw and had serious rehabilitation to get him in... Leia mais




      Have you ever heard the crunch of a bone as you land a backside air-reverse in a Balinese shorebreak? Or, the sound of six screws being drilled into the fibula you just broke? Or, the sound the metal plate in your ankle makes when you tap it, while you’re watching friends surf? Or, the sound of your first wave after nine weeks’ recovery? Or, the sound of a faint pop in your other ankle, on an awkward landing after only eight weeks back in the soup? And then, finally, the sound of torrential Gold Coast rain outside, as your doctor tells you it’s a grade three tear? Ryan Callinan knows all these sounds. Bad Bad Not Good is a digital short that details his experiences over the last year-and-a-bit, directed by Jay Grant. Presented by Billabong and Stab.

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    Newcastle, NSW
    Billabong, Electric, Sanuk, DaKine, 3P Surfboards
    Major accomplishments
    Runner-up Australasian Junior Series (2011), 3rd place 6* WQS Lacanau, France (2011), 1st place Fantastic Noodles Pro Junior, Sth Australia (2011), Kustom Air Show invitee (2012)
    Years surfing
    Five years of age. Snapper Rocks, Qld, “Dad pushed me into a couple”.

    Twitter @ryancallinan