April 17, 2013 Super User

Ricky Forbes


Postion: Driver
Years Chasing: 2
# of Tornadoes: 40
Home Town: Martensville, Saskatchewan
Current Residence: Canmore, Alberta
Twitter: @ForbesRicky
Facebook: Facebook.com/ricky.forbes.7

Ricky Forbes is the driver for one of North America’s top professional storm chasing teams and also an accomplished web designer, freestyle snowboard coach, dirt biker, snowmobiler, and overall an adventure seeking adrenaline junkie. With his roots in Saskatchewan Ricky grew up snowboarding, dirt biking, and playing hockey. After high school he went on to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan completing his Bachelor’s of Commerce degree with a major in Finance. Following University Ricky tried the suit and tie gig for a couple years and decided it wasn’t for him. His life is now dedicated to pushing the limits, pursuing adventures and living life to the fullest.

Currently living in the epicentre of outdoor adventure and fun, Canmore, AB, Ricky spends his winter days dropping cliffs on his snowboard and sending his snowmobile off the biggest jumps he can find. Then come summer time it is living the biggest adrenaline rush, chasing tornadoes. Ricky has always had a passion for storms and now the opportunity to get up close and personal with tornadoes is a dream come true. Last year was his first season with the Tornado Hunter team and he’s hooked. In 2012 Ricky put on over 60,000km, crossed 3 provinces, and 12 states catching over 30 tornadoes and cannot wait for this 2013 season to fire up!

On the off chance Ricky is not chasing storms in the summer you will find him jumping his dirt bike, launching a waterfall in his kayak, falling out of an airplane or something else to get the blood pumping.

Photos of Ricky, please click on images to enlarge:

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