Josh Moniz

As sons of North Shore standout Tony Moniz, and surrounded by their exceptionally talented siblings, Josh and Seth Moniz were destined to become great surfers. And although they’re still very young, they’ve already become a force for Hawaiian surfing. On any given swell you’ll find them taking turns threading Oahu’s heaviest tubes and hucking themselves into the sky. They’re constantly pushing each other to greater heights, and here they discuss their dynamic:

Seth on Josh:
“In the water, Josh can drop some really crazy airs. But what really impresses me is how powerful he is. You don’t see a lot of younger surfers his age who are able to use their rail and their strength the same he can. He’s got it all. As he gets older, it’s gonna be crazy to see what he does.”

Josh on Seth:
“As a surfer, Seth is definitely a natural. He just picks things up quick. He has a natural ability to land crazy airs and do unreal turns. And he’s always in position for the best waves. I don’t know how he always does it. He’s close to fearless in heavy waves as well. Out of the water, he’s the same way. It’s a little ridiculous to be honest. He’s good at everything.”

Seth on Josh:
“Ten years from now, I think Josh will probably be on the World Tour. I really hope I’m there with him, but he has everything going for him. He’s hard working, humble, talented, and he’s not afraid to just go for it. He’s become really smart about how he approaches his competition in a heat. I think the next year is going to be a real breakout year for him.”

Josh on Seth:
“As brothers, you’re naturally going to be competitive. But Seth and I take it to another level. He’s always pushing me to do better, and not just in the water. We’ve both picked up golf lately and have been battling each other on the course. But that’s one of my favorite things about Seth. He makes me better no matter what we are doing. He’s always trying to one-up me or my brothers, so that really pushes us to try and keep up with him.”

Seth on Josh:
“Josh is more than just a great surfer, yet he always impresses me with how humble he is. He is an amazing surfer, but you’ll never hear him admit it. He’s a little more reserved than most of our friends, so I think he’s gone a little under the radar because of that. But lately, he’s really blowing up and a lot of people are taking notice of just how talented a surfer—and what a good a person—he is.”

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Josh Moniz. Photo: Noyle

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