Get to know the Rusty Surfboards Middle East coaching team.



Ash Richardson, humble, wide eyed, and soft spoken. “Ash Ritchie” Explosive, tattooed, and wild. They are one in the same. No alter egos, just a guy who loves to surf and share with the community. Hailing from The United Kingdom, and having grown up in the South of Portugal and Barbados, 31 year old Ash Ritchie integrated into the developing wakesurf community with a series of surf film edits, which displayed manoeuvres that are rising the bar within the Russian surf community, without compromising the true surf style. Sponsors like Xcel and Soulcraft, quickly noticed his progression and reach to the Russian audience and stepped in to support the virtually unknown surfing Brit.


CWSA accredited judge ISA level 1 and 2 Coach RNLI Certified Lifeguard


European Wakesurf Tour by Nautique 2016 Pro Devision 2nd place ROWSC European Surf Film award 2019 1st Place
Competition organiser and ambassador for Traektoria Fest 2019 Entrepreneur in Edu-tech

Has worked with

Nautique boats Russia 2015-18 Xcel wetsuits 2015-18
Hurley 2018-19
Futures 2015-19

Traektoria Boardshop (Russias largest extreme boardsports retailer) 2019 Soulcraft boards 2018-2019
Oppo 2018-
Puma ambassador 2019

RAWLife 2018-