• Ryan Callinan: Coming Back

Surfline's latest article features former World Tour Rookie Ryan Callinan. The piece speaks to Ryan's first year on tour and how he overcame the death of his father to persevere, remain focused and turn the year into a valuable learning experience that has strengthened him beyond belief.

“And when things were going my way,” said Callinan about his time away while his dad was ill, “I’d call and speak to him and it seemed to kind of make his day, which was really cool.”

“It was a character building year in lots of ways,” he says. “Everyone has them at different times in their lives, I think mine maybe came a bit earlier than most people’s. Obviously I’d love to have my Dad still here, but I feel like I can do that (requalify) again. I feel my surfing is at the level of those top guys. It showed me what I have to do to beat those guys. A learning year."

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