Ryan Hardy takes over Reeflex Wetsuits

And he wants YOU to join the team.
Above: Hardballs having a relaxing brew in Bali, from the pages of Riptide #202, on sale now. Photo: Josh Tabone

Pretty radical news out of the west – bodyboarding style icon turned super coach, Ryan Hardy, has now turned Managing Director, announcing today that he’s taken over bodyboarding wetsuit stalwart, Reeflex. And if that news ain’t cool enough, he’s on the hunt to recruite ONE new Pro rider to join him, Davis Blackwell and Lachlan Cramsie! He’ll also be sponsoring one rider each from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Details on how to enter, via the Managing Director himself (or as we like to think of him, the MFCEO), are pasted below. Hardballs has also published a reminder on his feeds of tomorrow’s FREE bodyboarding clinics at the Mandurah Pro event, which are now branded the “Ryan Hardy Reeflex Clinics”. Hardballs, Davis and Cramsie will all be helping out with the one-hour clinics so make sure you get down to the Mandurah Pro this Saturday and/or Sunday, find Hardy at the ABA official tent and put your name down to register. Sheesh, that’s a lot of news to take in for a Friday afternoon. Congratulations on the new role Mr Hardy, and kids – get cracking on those sponsor-me clips!


From Reeflex Wetsuits

To celebrate Ryan Hardy’s recent takeover of the Reeflex Wetsuits brand, Coach Hardballs is looking to recruit ONE new pro rider to join Davis Blackwell, Lachlan Cramsie and Hardballs himself on the Reeflex Pro Team.  Additionally, Hardy will be sponsoring six riders, one from each of the states of QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA & WA to join the #reeflex2015 team.

All you have to do to enter is send your edited clip to Coach Hardballs, along with your name, age and hometown to:

Your video edit can be as simple as a few waves to no music or it can be an amped-up full-length edited clip to music. Hardy will be judging the clips entirely on raw talent and riding STYLE. Check out Davis’ new clip (below) as the benchmark of performance that we’re looking for in Hardy X Clips! Entries will close on June 30 and the winners’ clips will be announced on the Reeflex website on July 1, 2015. What better time to get out there and go BIG during Australia’s best months of surf this Autumn and be in with the chance to join some of the best riders in the world on the Reeflex team!


Davis Blackwell for Reeflex Wetsuits