@samantha_simons asked: As a newbie to surfing, do you have any tips to help me improve? I would say, start off slow, on a little bit bigger board, get your balance, and start in small waves and always be comfortable.
@sj4569 asked: How old were you when you started surfing? I was six years old when I started surfing, but I didn’t really get very into it until I was about 9.
@_br00kyln_ asked: What has been your favorite moment of 2011? One of my favorite moments would have to be getting Cold Springs in the Mentawaii’s really fun and surfing it all day with perfect sunshine, and perfect waves.
@mauiw0wie asked: What are the best places to go on Maui that typical tourists wouldn’t know of? That’s a little secret (sneaky laughs..), but there are some awesome places to go on Maui. If you have a strong enough stomach, then definitely the road to Hana is always beautiful, and there’s lots of beautiful nature and beaches out there if you want an authentic experience.
@sarahsunshine00 asked: Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?I have a couple. I want to really work on remembering peoples’ names, because I am terrible at remembering names. I want to just experience lots of things that I take for granted— traveling the world and going to different places— I want to really enjoy each moment I get to spend in those places.
@Ibisssx3 asked: Who first taught you how to surf? I’d say I pretty much got taught by my friends. We’d always get dropped off after school at the beach and we started off on boogie boards, and we started to stand up. We all just had each other’s backs and we started to learn from each other.
@adribby asked: What surfing exercises are the best? The best exercise for surfing would have to do with endurance and core. Working on your stomach and your legs, which is where most of all your power comes from when you’re surfing. And having a high endurance is really important as a surfer, because it takes a lot of you, and its best if you want to continue going.
Before leaving Roxy Headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, Monyca managed to slip in a little shopping time & shared her New Years’ Resolutions with us!
Stay tuned for more behind the scenes next week…until then, shop some of Monyca’s picks for her trip to NY: Ice Rink Dress, Skinny Slides, & Montana Boots!