Sunday, May 01, 2016

Babe of the Month - Read the Surfer Manuel on Hawaiian Hottie Malia

Malia Manuel was born on 9th August 1993 in Kauai, Hawaii and is a female professional surfer.

Surfing has been ingrained in Malia’s blood since she was born. At the age of two, Malia started surfing with her parents, catching waves along the beaches of Kauai.

In 2008 aged 14, Malia became the youngest ever female or male to win the US Open of Surfing held at Huntington Beach, California. Since then Malia has continued to influence the female surfing progression by placing 1st in the US Open Pro Junior in 2009.

In 2011 she became champion of both the Azores Islands and Spain's Pantin Classic WQS 6-star events, and earning the top qualifier spot for the elite Association of Surfing Professionals Women’s World Tour (ASP).

To cap off her first year on the World Tour she claimed the prestigious title of  'ASP Women’s Rookie of the Year 2012' - and went on to win the WQS 6-star event in Oceanside, California in 2013, cementing her first place spot in the World Rankings.
Rounding out 2014, Malia finished 5th in the world on the Women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.

In 2015 Malia was a semi-finalist in the Women’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro event held in Western Australia, and was chosen an inspirational woman to other women by Mind Body Green as one of the 100 Women To Watch in Wellness, alongside the likes of Christy Turlington Burns, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hillary Biscay, Jessica Alba, Krista Stryker and Torah Bright.

Malia's hobbies outside sport include: Yoga, Running and growing organic food.

She is sponsored by O'Neill wetsuits and clothing, Von Zipper eyewear, Sanuk footwear and Mayhem surfboards.


2015 – Top 100 Women in Wellness to Watch | Mind Body Green

2015 – Women’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro | Semi-finalist

2014 – Ranked 5th on the Women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour

2013 - Women’s World Qualifying Series Champion

2013 - Super Girl Pro Champion

2012 - ASP Rookie of the Year

2011 - Top Qualifier for the Elite ASP Women’s World Tour – age 18

2011 - WQS 6-star Pantin Spain Champion – age 18

2011 - Front cover of TransWorld Surf Magazine in August 2011 (only 2nd female ever) – age 17 (above right)

2010 - Hawaii World Team member – age 16
2009 - Hawaii World Team member – age 15
2009-  US Open Junior Womens Champ – age 15
2009 - Junior Women Regional Champ – age 15
2009 - VQS Champion – age 14
2008 - Youngest Ever US Open Champ – age 14
2008 - International Grom Search Champ – age 14
2008 - Junior Women Regional Champ - age 14
2008 - Hawaii World Team Member – age 14
2008 - NSSA National champ Explorer Womens – age 14
2007 - NSSA Middle School girls National Champion -age 13
2006 - NSSA Open Women runner up – age 12
2005 - Hawaii World Team member – age 11
2004 - Surfing America Champion National Title – age 10
2002 - 1st Annual Irons Brothers Classic winner – age 8

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