Posted: March 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

IanĀ  “Ratso” Buchanan blew into Cronulla around ’79 fromĀ  New Zealand and over the next decade he called The Shire home. He hooked up with Cronulla Boardriders Club and had a shot at the Pro Ranks. His best result being 36th on the World Tour in ’84. Recently Ratso was made a life member of CBC. This photo caught the Kiwi battler on a Rockpool left during a size-able North East swell around 1990, pic by Stroh