Hi, I'm Ricky!

I am a PhD candidate, strength and conditioning coach, academic tutor and most importantly... a surfing tragic! My vision for Surf Science is to inspire positive change within the surfing community by providing surfers with access to reliable and high-quality training and nutritional strategies. Ultimately, I want to help you reach your full potential in and out of the water! 


Career highlights have included:

 Performance Analyst for Cricket Australia

Strength and Conditioning Coach for Snowboarding athletes in Finland

Academic Tutor in Human Movement at UQ.

Previous roles have also allowed me to work with a wide variety of athletes in a range of sports including; surfing, snowboarding, skiing, cricket, tennis, NRL, rugby league and rowing.

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I am currently completing a PhD in surfing performance and the physical development of recreational surfers (Griffith University, Gold Coast).

Prior education:

Master's in Exercise Science Research

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

ASCA Accredited S+C Coach 

AWF Accredited Weightlifting Coach

Research publications in multiple highly reputable, international, peer-reviewed journals 


My research has lead to presenting at and attending 6 exercise science conferences including;

World Surfing Medicine Conference (2019) 

International ASCA Conference (2019)


For more information on my background, history and passions, check out my appearance on the PJ Performance Podcast below