Malia Manuel hasnít been a surfer for that long. Letís be honest, surfer Malia Manuel hasnít been a kid for too long. At 14, Malia is the new Women's Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill champion. Malia was part of the youngest womenís final at the Women's Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill in Huntington Beach and took top prize winning with a two-wave score of 14.34 points. Malia was surprised by her string of upsets and overall victory since it was her first open and her first ever 2-person surfing heat. This is the Surfing.com Malia Manuel biography.
Birthplace: Waialua, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Current Home: Waialua, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
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Life Facts: Malia Manuel become a professional surfer at the age of 13. Do you have more facts? Please tell us more about Malia Manuel.
Successes: Malia Manuel has won the Women's Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill title with prize money of $4500, a new jetski, and 2500 ASP WQS points. Past successes for surfer Malia Manuel include a high finish in the 2006 Haleiwa OP Pro, Runner-up in the 2006 Open Women NSSA Nationals, 2007 NSSA Middle School Girls Champion, the 2007 Ripcurl Grom Search National Girls win, and a 2007 NSSA Hawaii's Open Women Regional Champion.
Surfing Style: Malia surfs in a regular stance and although small and just a teenager, she has a progressive, ripping and powerful style that demands respect from her more seasoned competitors.
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Sponsors: Malia Manuel is sponsored by O'Neill, Sticky Bumps and Tamba.
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