Checkout – Ian Walsh
Name: Ian Walsh
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hometown: Kuau, Maui, Hawai’i
Sponsors: Billabong, Kazuma surfboards, Globe Shoes, Da Kine, Sticky Bumps, Hi-tech Surf Shop, Nixon watches, Surf Co.
[IMAGE 1]Ian Walsh is definitely one of the most talented young surfers on the surf scene today. He’s a Maui boy who surfs everyday with his three younger brothers Luke, Shaun, and D.K. Ian’s a totally focused surfer who can handle anything from gigantic Jaws to windy Ho’okipa. Recently, he’s traveled to Tahiti, Western Samoa, and Japan, but competes regularly on O’ahu’s North Shore and in California. He had an astonishing performance last summer placing first in Juniors at the USSF State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls, and also by placing third in the Open Mens division in his first year at the NSSA Nationals.In between training, travel, and competition Ian’s managed to score a 4.0 GPA in high school for the last four years. With support from his family and his coach Matt Kinoshita (Kuzuma), he’s developed a great attitude about surfing and life. Overall, Ian’s a great role model, a class act, and is on his way to the top of the surfing world.-Luke Walsh