de la Rosa, Luis Miguel "Magoo"

Sturdy goofyfoot surfer from Lima, Peru; seven-time national champion between 1983 and 2001. De la Rosa was born (1965) and raised in Miraflores, a wealthy Lima suburb, and began surfing at age 12. He took his first national title in 1983 at age 18, and won again in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, and 2001. From 1987 to 1991 he traveled with little success on the world pro circuit.

De la Rosa also explored much of the coast between northern Peru and central Chile, and served in the mid- and la...