Name: Ian Rotgans
Hometown: La Jolla, California
Sponsors: Rusty, Oakley, O’Neill, Etnies, South Coast
It wasn’t that long ago a kid I deemed a “basic” surfer has now come into his own. Not taking away from his prowess as a charger-he’ll go on anything-I’m just glad to see another prodigy from the southland heading into a new era of superchargers.From his fearless first attempts at Puerto Escondido, to his shoot-outs at early season Hawai’i, his place in the lineup looks to be bold in the future. He’ll hold his own with a solid bandwidth of friends, and it probably won’t be long ’til you see his “center stage” shot from the hole. He needs a heavy wave to carry him to his potential. Ian’s a contender in any kind of surf, and if you’ve yet to understand it-give the boy some time, you’ll see. I swear![IMAGE 2]
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