Rosa, Peterson

Raw, relentless pro surfer from Matinhos, Brazil; world-ranked #7 in 2001. Rosa was born (1974) in Guaraja, Brazil, and began surfing at age nine. He turned pro in 1988 at 14, and by 1992 he'd earned a reputation as one of the most entertaining, go-for-broke members of the world tour, picking up nicknames like "The Animal" and "Bronco." Surf journalist Derek Hynd once said that the tattooed and wild-haired Rosa "doesn't so much perform maneuvers as have collisions with the wave." Or as Florid...