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Quiksilver Signs Hawaiian Surfer Koa Rothman

| posted on January 11, 2012

Quiksilver announced today the signing of 18 year-old Hawaiian surfer Koa Rothman to its team of up and coming talent. Koa hails from the long line of the respected Rothman clan – he is son of Hui co-founder Eddie Rothman, and younger brother to professional surfer Makua Rothman.

Photo Credit: Brent Bielmann.

Born and raised at Sunset Beach in Haleiwa, Hawaii, Rothman couldn’t be more excited to join this great group of guys. “I’m psyched to sign with Quiksilver – it’s one of the longest standing and most established brands out there. Being able to surf alongside surfers like Kelly Slater, Reef McIntosh and Mark Healey is such an honor. I know it’s going to push my surfing to a whole new level.”

Photo Credit: Brent Bielmann.

“Koa is such a great kid,” said Quiksilver Surf Team Manager Chad Wells. “He is really charging some big waves and is making a solid name for himself at Pipeline. He’s a perfect fit for our Hawaii team.”