Rommelse, Michael

Quiet, curly-haired Australian goofyfoot surfer from the Sydney suburb of Avalon; world-ranked #10 in 1996, and Triple Crown winner in 1997. Rommelse was born (1967) in Sydney, began surfing at age eight, and was greatly influenced by two-time world champion Tom Carroll, also of Sydney. Rommelse, like Carroll, was a hardcore power surfer, and filled his repertoire with muscle-flexing turns and cutbacks. He placed fifth in the 1986 Pro Junior contest, and finished second in the 1988 Australian...