Kelia Moniz: focused on her toes

Kelia Moniz has claimed the 2013 ASP Women's World Longboard title, after defeating Chelsea Williams in the Swatch Girls Pro China, at Wanning, Hainan Island.


Moniz, 20, has cemented her place in surfing history by becoming a two-time ASP Women's World Longboard champion.

"It doesn't fee real yet, it will sink it when I go home and celebrate with family and friends. I don't feel like I was surfing my best at the start of the event, and I was a little shaken up going into the final because Chelsea (Williams) was getting 8-point-rides all event", says Moniz.

"Then I just pulled myself together, listened to some good music, said a prayer, went out there and tried to just stay on my board and it worked. Winning back-to-back ASP World Longboard Titles is unbelievable! I couldn't be happier."
 
Chelsea Williams was the form surfer of this year's event, but fell just short in the final losing with a heat-total of 13.40 to 12.35.

Williams has finished second in the world four times now, but was graceful in defeat, giving credit to Moniz and reflecting on the good times she's had at this year's Swatch Girls Pro China.
 
"Second in the world is great, but I've had it four times now so I'm kind of over it. Kelia is a great surfer, we have a good little battle going on", added Williams.

Swatch Girls Pro China 2013 Final:

Kelia Moniz (HAW), 13.40 def. Chelsea Williams (AUS), 12,35