In an era where everyone appears to be good at skateboarding, leapfrogging the line from flow to pro is not only unlikely but borderline ridiculous. Perhaps it's his standout name or a recognizable lean and sway, but Rowan Zorilla possesses the power of honest intangibles. Vista, CA may seem like another pin on the map, but in skateboarding, it's forever linked to the legend of H-Street and perhaps some of that DNA's in Rowan's makeup, as he's blessed with a style so adaptive it reaches into so many moments in skating and punches back with personality.
The persistent insanity of his crew named in jest, Rowan and the Shep Dawgs thrust their brand of carefree crushing into skating’s conscious with a succession of indie videos. Punctuating his young body of work with a six-minute banger in Shep Dawgs Vol.4, the “footage machine,” was laced with Vans and officially a Baker Am. After knocking out a proper part for Vans Propeller (2015), Rowan’s multi-tasking was undeniable, quickly earning him pro status, two Thrasher covers in a year, as well as a “Skater of the Year” nomination. Already coming through with heat, Rowan upped the ante in 2019 with the release of his part in Baker 4 and the drop of his signature shoe, the Rowan Pro.