Kauai’s Malia Manuel has already accomplished big things at the young age of 16. She’s graduated high school early and won this surf contest called the Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing—the youngest ever to do so at the age of 14. Following up that victory she then won the Nike 6.0 Pro Junior the next year, along with being runner-up in the Women’s main event as well.
This year she’ll once again have a wildcard into the Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing, and expect her to be in the mix. Malia was also featured in our Future Of The Female issue (August 2010). If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, go grab one off the newsstand right now! And if you haven’t yet, make sure to vote for the WPS All-Star event at this year’s Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing.