Josh Ryan paddles FAST! Originally from Sydney, Australia, Josh Ryan moved to California twenty years ago. Working as a merchant seaman and carpenter allowed him to travel extensively around the world, always with boards in tow. Josh discovered prone paddling while living in San Diego. Upon moving to San Francisco, he quickly realized it was the best form of cross training for surviving the hectic conditions of places like Ocean Beach, Mavericks, Nelscott Reef and Jaws. Josh is the proud father of two teenage boys and a Yorkshire terrier named Normy. In 2017 he had 2 podium finishes, multiple personal best times and completed his first crossing of the Molokai channel. He receives additional support from Cream Surf Co. AUS, Lyle Carlson Surfboards and Hess Surfboards.