By now you’ve probably heard of the young Maui ripper, Ian Gentil. But did you know his parents are Brazilian, and when he first came to the Islands he spoke not a word of English? His childhood, which was spent between the playful beaches of Brazil and the heavy reefs of Hawaii, molded him into a rare type of surfer with incredible power and an immaculate air game. In fact, the late, great Andy Irons once said that Ian was one to watch back when he was only 13 years old. In the following installment we get to know Ian and see the full spectrum of his talent while surfing in Indonesia and Micronesia, which, according to Ian, were some of the greatest surf trips of his life.
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