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Meet Hawaiian Pro Surfer Malia Manuel

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Malia Manuel is too impressive for words. The Hawaiian pro-surfer won the US Open of Surfing when she was only 14 years old.

Don’t let her gentle exterior fool you, Manuel is one of the fiercest competitors you’ll see on the circuit today.

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Career Highlights
2003: National Champion
2011: Second female to grace the cover of Transworld Surf
2012: Qualified for Elite World Championship Tour
2012: Rookie of the Year
2014: Ranked no. 5 in the World

In this clip, host Hannah caught up with Malia to get a sneak peak into what the world of a pro-surfer is really like.