DATE OF BIRTH: Feb. 5, 1993 STANCE: Goofy FAVE WAVE: Kewalos
Multi-talented Japanese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Chinese and Irish beauty Kelia Moniz grew up in a surfing family that spends more time in the water than on land. Kelia, known by friends and family as “Sister,” is used to hanging with the boys. With her four brothers and her Dad, a former professional surfer, Sister is just as comfortable paddling out at dawn at Waikiki as she is in full make-up and hair for a photo shoot. Growing up in Oahu, Kelia began surfing at the age of five and has spent most of her formative years as a longboarder. Her family’s strong bond and ties to surfing have been a monumental influence in her life, both in and out of the water.
Most recently, the 21-year old captured her second straight ASP World title in women’s longboard in Hanian Island, China.