Big congrats go out to Hawaiian longboard prodigy Kelia Moniz, who has just won her very first ASP Women’s World Longboard Title at the Swatch Girls Pro China 2012 in Wanning!
Just like last year, she was up against Chelsea Williams in the final but managed to outsurf the veteran this time.
“We couldn’t hear the scores so after the heat I didn’t know what to think," Moniz said. “Then Chelsea (Williams) looked at me and said ‘good job grom’ and I was pretty stoked. Then I looked in and all the Hawaiian boys on the beach were screaming and I had an immediate smile on my face. It was bizarre to be in the Final with Chelsea again, this morning I looked at the heat draw and I saw that we could possibly be in the Final again. Then when we were practising before the contest I told her that I’d see her in the Final. I was just joking because I didn’t really expect to make the Final, but I did, and I won and I’m really ecstatic about it."
The young Hawaiian joins a prestigious list of ASP World Champions and will be officially crowned on the Gold Coast, Australia in February at the annual ASP World Surfing Awards.
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