Kelia Moniz © ASP/Robertson
Roxy Team Updates
Kelia Moniz Claims ASP Women’s World Longboard Title in China
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 November, 2012 : - - Wanning, Hainan Island, China - Roxy girl Kelia Moniz (HAW), 19, has won the SWATCH Girls Pro China 2012 over Chelsea Williams (AUS), claiming her maiden ASP Women’s World Longboard Title. The pair repeated history by meeting in the Final as they did at last year’s SWATCH Girls Pro China, where Williams won, but today it was Moniz who took top honours.
Moniz is the second ASP World Champion crowned in China and is a well deserved winner after consistently posting excellent scores all event, but the Final was her most dominant heat by far. She rode the nose with style and grace, executed critical turns and read the shifty line-up to perfection.
“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.
SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA 2012 FINAL RESULT:
1st – Kelia Moniz (HAW) 16.05 def. Chelsea Williams (AUS) 9.50
Author: The Editors
Tags: Kelia Moniz, World Champion