HOMETOWN: Honolulu, Hawaii
FAVE WAVE: Kewalos
|2012||One of Surfer Magazine's Hot 100 Surfers|
|2011||2nd, ASP Womens World Longboard Championships at the Swatch Girls Pro||One of Transworld Surf Magazine's Hottest Surfers|
5th, ASP Women's World Longboard Championships at the Roxy Jam Pro
1st Gidget Pro Waikiki
Fav Roxy Bikini?
I love a cute bandeau top with a tie side bottom.
Most daring thing you've ever done?
Although I had no choice, growing up in a household of 4 boys was pretty daring if you ask me!
Sketchiest food you've eaten on a surf trip?
I don't eat things I'm unfamiliar with. I leave that up to LeeAnn and Kass haha.
Goals as a professional surfer?
spread the joy of the ocean and the happiness surfing can bring you to girls and guys around the world. And one day to win a long board world championship
At eighteen, Kelia is one of the most graceful, carefree, and above all, versatile surfers out there. She's equally fluid off the lip or cross-stepping to the nose, whether she's longboarding or shortboarding. Kelia makes surfing look fun to surfers and non-surfers alike with her flow and smile, and her mother compares her surfing style to that of a "sassy ballerina."
As a grom, Kelia and her four brothers were dropped off at Waikiki early in the morning and didn't get picked up 'til sundown. By fourteen, she was competing against the world's best in longboarding and beating them.
When Kelia is not competing on the ASP World Longboard Tour, this natural beauty spends most of her time free surfing and modeling. Still, Kelia remains humble and selfless to the core. She's known as "Sister" among all the South Shore folk because that's what she's become to the world at large. Sis's biggest goal is to be a "positive influence in women's surfing," she says. "I want to help make women's surfing bigger."