Ryan Callinan Re-Signs // #OurPalRCal
BILLABONG RE-SIGNS RYAN CALLINAN
Friday, November 6, 2015 (Billabong HQ, Irvine, California, USA)
Billabong is proud to announce the re-signing of Ryan Callinan to its international surf team.
Ryan, 23, hails from Newcastle, Australia and has been surfing since the age of 5. The eldest of three, Ryan grew up in a family that always pushed him to succeed. Whether it was his friends, family or the diverse waves he grew up surfing at home, Ryan’s surfing has developed over the years to become a complete package, as he possesses the ability to perform at the highest level in both a contest jersey and free surf sessions.
Callinan’s early career highlights saw him winning the 2010 Kustom Airstrike as well as multiple Pro Junior events. The goofy footer has more recently starred in Kai Neville’s film Cluster, and in Surfing Magazine’s ‘Performance Guy’ in July where he blew the minds of viewers with his high-flying aerial ability and polished rail work.
This year Ryan started off his World Qualifying Series campaign strong with a 3rd place finish at the Australian Open of Surfing. He then finished with a quarterfinal showing at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach and more recently a 3rd at the Mahalo Surf Eco Festival in Brazil. Callinan now sits at number 10 in the world on the QS rankings, making a hard charge in the final two events of the year for a birth on the World Tour in 2016.
“I'm really pleased that Ryan has chosen to extend his surfing career for another five years with Billabong. Ryan is a young, progressive and powerful surfer with a great style and a well-rounded repertoire with a promising future. Ryan is a great fit with the continuation of Billabong's team revitalization.”- Billabong Founder Gordon Merchant
"I am absolutely over the moon about resigning with Billabong today. I have been with them for 10 years as of this year, and am looking forward to many more with them. They have always been my favorite brand and all the support they have already given me has been unbelievable. I'm really excited about the future!”- Ryan Callinan
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