If you were watching the Cuervo Classic at the Surf Ranch last September, you likely saw Soleil Errico style her way to the finals, where she came up just short of beating event champ Honolua Blomfeld (who would also go on to win the world championship at Malibu a few weeks later). While Soleil is not as much of a household name here in Hawaii as local girl Honolua is, she’s been a dominant force on the women’s longboard world tour for quite some time. Only 20 years old, the Malibu local finished the 2021 season in the top five, and already has one world title to her name, which she won in 2018 when she was still just 17.
The stylish regular-foot blends timeless traditional surfing with aggressive turns in the pocket, and is one of the most powerful women on the longboard tour. In addition to a world title, she has also been the champion of the Relik Tour, which was a specialty tour run at Trestles and Malibu in California. She has ridden for Stewart Surfboards and Janga Wetsuits for years and has one of the happiest smiles in the crowded First Point lineup, taking her cues from mentor and fellow Malibu local Kassia Meador.
While Soleil’s career is just getting started, her accomplishments speak for themselves. There’s a good chance that she has a few more world titles in her future, and her collaborations with various industry players are also gaining interest.
She recently teamed up with Thunderbolt Technology to create a line of signature boards, joining fellow longboarding royalty like CJ Nelson, Taylor Jensen, Kai Sallas, Ben Skinner, and Harley Ingleby.
She has a high-performance longboard (the Sunkist) and a log (the Velvet Hour), both made in Thunderbolt’s futuristic, proprietary carbon flex technology—the ultimate in longboard performance for women!