Carving a niche in big wave surfing, Ryan was runner-up in the prestigious Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for surfing a monster wave at Shipsterns, Tasmania that nearly took his life.
Name: Ryan Hipwood
Date of Birth: August 23, 1985
Born: Gold Coast, Australia
Lives: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsors: Monster, Rhythm Clothing, DHD Surfboards and FCS Fins and Accessories
FCS is pleased to announce the signing of big wave freak Ryan 'Hippo' Hipwood to an exclusive 3 year fin, system and hardware deal.