Irvine, CA– Christmas came early for Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, as the brand officially unwraps the one thing on its wish-list: welcoming professional surfer Malia Manuel to its star-studded squad of brand ambassadors and athletes.
(See Malia’s official “Welcome to the Team” video at: http://www.sanuk.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SANUK-US-Site/default/Blog-Show?postid=sanuk-welcomes-pro-surfer-malia-manuel.)
“I am excited to join Sanuk and to share with the world how comfortable and awesome the product is,” said Malia Manuel.
Born and raised on the beautiful beaches of Kauai, Manuel began surfing at the tender age of two and has been highly influenced by her Hawaiian heritage both in and out of the water.
- 2008 – 14 years old, Malia burst on to the competitive surfing scene, becoming the youngest ever female or male to win the US Open of Surfing.
- 2012 – Malia took home top honors as the ASP Women’s Rookie of the Year.
- 2013 – Malia, now 20, is one of 17 women competing on the ASP Women’s World Tour.
In addition to Sanuk, she currently rides for O’Neill, VonZipper, and Mayhem Surfboards and is recognized as one the sport’s most progressive and stylish stars. Malia has her sights firmly set on winning the 2014 world title.
“We’re incredibly stoked to welcome Malia to our family. Malia will provide an authentic female touch to Sanuk and she exemplifies “Smile… Pass It On!” said Sanuk Marketing Manager, Tommy Campagne. “Oh, and did I mention she rips?”