Flojos welcomes youth rider Melia to our team for the 2016-2017 season. Melia is 13 years old and lives in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been surfing since she was 9 years old, but has always loved the ocean. The water always called to her, she was either swimming or boogie-boarding, so surfing was the natural progression. “My favorite thing about surfing is the feeling when you are on the nose of the board and you are flying down the face of the wave. It makes you feel free and nothing in the world can compare to it”. Melia’s favorite places to surf are Rincon, C Street, Malibu First Point, Waikiki and Leadbetter.
> 2nd place in the Lakey Peterson Leadbetter classic
> 2nd place in the SSS Girls Long board
> 3rd place in the SSS Girls Long board
> Middle School Scholastic Surf Series 2016-2017
> Short board- 4th place
> Long board- 3rd place
> Middle school Scholastic Surf Series 2015-2016 season
> Short board- 1st place,6th place and 4th overall
> Long board- 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place 3rd place and 2nd Overall
> 4th place in the 2016 C Street Classic (under 17)
> 2nd place in Malibu Surfing Association Classic (13 and under)
We look forward to watching Melia grow as a competitor in surfing, and we are happy to have her aboard Team Flojos.