HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 25th, ROXY surfer Kelia Moniz won the ASP Longboard World Title at the Swatch Girls Pro China 2012 – the third Roxy surfer to claim the ASP World Title.
This is ROXY's ninth World Title – making the ROXY team the most successful female brand team in ASP history.
Prior to Kelia's 2012 win, ROXY team's nine ASP World Champions include: Lisa Andersen in 1994-1997, Sofia Mulanovich in 2004, Chelsea Hedges 2005 and Jennifer Smith in 2007 and 2009.
Moniz, a Hawaii native, faced Australia's Chelsea Williams, the defending event champion. Of the win, Kelia stated, "I am so incredibly excited about this awesome win. To defeat the defending champion, I knew I would have to surf my very best and I cannot believe I did it. I am the World Champion!"
ROXY Director of Sports Marketing Karin Moran Kendrick said, "ROXY is very excited about Kelia's win - she is an amazing part of our team. We all knew this day would come, Kelia is an amazing surfer with so much style and grace, and it was only a matter of time until she won this event. We are also extremely proud that this is our ninth ASP World Championship Title."
Roxy surfers will continue to lead the way in women's professional surfing in March at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Australia.