Ryan Lucas

DOB: May 12th, 1991
Natural habitat: Extreme White Water
Nationality: New Zealand
Career Highlights:
+ One day Grand Canyon Stikine Descent
+ Royal Flush-running all the big drops on Royal Gorge
+ 8 first-time descents
+ 100 ft. mark on waterfall
Where and when did you start paddling? 
"I started in 2007 on the Kaituna River."
Why are you doing this sport? 
"I paddle for the pure love and passion I have for this sport.The adrenaline rush, the challenge."
What is your favorite spot to paddle?
"This is a hard one...there are many good ones out there. Little White Salmon, Big Bannana Alseseca, Nevados Chile."
What was your best experience on water: 
"When I am with a good group of my friends on any epic river around the world."
What are your goals and plans for future?
"Try and stay injury free. Push my limits. Travel to more unexplored places/rivers around the world. Would like to get more into the expedition side of things."
What do you like to do when you are not in a kayak?
"Mountain bike, run, anything you can get a good rush out of, I like to give all kinds of sports ago!!