Girls in Taiwan must be pretty familiar with the brand “Roxy” ! Their bikinis and casual wear always make people feel fun and energetic. This year is Roxy’s 25th anniversary, they invited the brand ambassador Monyca Eleogram and two-time Women’s World Longboard Champion, Kelia Moniz to Taiwan to celebrate this important event. And we were honored to be invited as well !
During the interview, Monyca said she started to surf when she was six, decided to be a pro surfer after going to a surf camp at 11. Then she just kept doing contests and got sponsored. Monyca had been to Taiwan once to shoot a video for Roxy, the video showed Taiwanese modern culture, traditional culture, nature and the architecture. Monyca also mentioned that her favorite places in Taiwan were Wulai bridge and Jiufen old street, she hoped she could get a chance to surf here next time !
As for Kelia, she grew up in a surfing family, her father was a pro surfer. So she started to surf when she was about 3 years old. She said she always loved the ocean but living in Hawaii, there was nothing much to do other than go surfing. Therefore, Kelia and her four brothers would just go to the beach, hanging out with friends and family, that was how her surfing career started. For her, surfing gave her life and the best friends in the world.
Last but not least, Monyca and Kelia suggest Taiwanese girls who want to surf starting with a bigger board so that you’ll have more balance. And also they advise on taking a surf lesson, because it’s not just about being on a wave. You have to learn how to paddle, how to stand up, and how to get through the waves. If you have a chance to go to Hawaii, they highly suggest learning it in Waikiki since it’s a great place to learn how to surf.