The Moniz Legacy—and a New Fin from Kelia
Within surfing—and Hawaiian surfing in particular—there are a number of legendary families with generations of talent. The Moniz family is one such group, epitomizing hard-charging Aloha on Oahu and around the world for the past 60 years. Family patriarch Tony Moniz was a surfing legend in his own right. He was a competitive force throughout the 1970s and ’80s, traveling the world and dominating at home, where his focus was representing his sponsor Local Motion at the Duke Kahanamoku Classic and the Triple Crown.
After a successful career as a professional surfer, Tony met Tammy at Local Motion headquarters, and by the mid-1990s they had five kids who were all addicted to the ocean. Their two youngest, Seth and Josh, have gone on to have successful careers on shortboards, with Josh winning the Volcom Pipe Pro in 2018 and Seth earning a spot on the world tour. Meanwhile, older sister Kelia has become one of the world’s most stylish longboarders, a reputation that was made official when she became the women’s longboard world champion.
Kelia has become an icon of the longboarding world, and recently released a signature fin. Made by FCSII, the Kelia Moniz fin is a 9.75" Greenough-inspired template that lends itself to virtually any style of longboarding, from noseriding and cruising to power turns off the bottom. We might not all be able to surf like a Moniz, but now, thanks to Kelia, we can at least ride the same fins!
Performance Glass (PG) fins are machine cut from layers of solid fiberglass. These fins are stiff and are widely used by pro-level surfers because the integrity of the flex is maintained under immense force, and in the most extreme of conditions and situations.
The FCS II Tool-Less Longboard System
No need for a plate and screw.
Ability to adjust your fin position in the box mid surf.
Easily insert or remove your fin in seconds. No fin key required.
Designed to be used in most existing Longboard boxes. No new box required.