Rowland-Smith, Rob

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Zealous surf fitness instructor from Sydney, Australia, known as the "Sand Hill Warrior"; trainer to dozens of top surfers in the 1990s and '00s. Rowland-Smith was born (1952) and raised in Sydney. He'd been working for more than 10 years as a gym teacher and rugby trainer when reigning world pro champion Wendy Botha came to him in 1988 to help her rehabilitate following a knee injury. After Botha...

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