Burch, Ryan


This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Rubber-limbed alternative board-riding pro surfer and free-thinking surfboard shaper from Encinitas, California; “He is the first truly post-modern surfer, a talent that combines every generation of surfing that’s come before him, often on a single wave,” said Stab Magazine’s Jed Smith in 2015. Burch was born (1989) in Oceanside, California, and began surfing with his father as a grade schooler. ...

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