All the information you need on Monyca Byrne-Wickey
Born: Maui, Hawaii
Lives: Maui, Hawaii
Sponsors: Nike 6.0, VonZipper, DaKine, Killer Dana, go211.com, Vertra & Kazuma Surf Boards
Board: 5'8" 17'1/4" 2'1/4
Training Ground: Hana
Favorite spot: Koki
Favorite Trick: Frontside carves
Favorite Surfer: Ola Eleogram
Best surf trip: Mexico
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Surf News Rating: 10/10
Super hot surf girl, Monyca Bryne-Wickey has fallen into the dream role of Nike 6.0 athlete/model.
Monyca, is the daughter of a high-school vice principal Susie Byrne and a carpenter Tony Wickey.
At 14, Monyca was the only girl in the country chosen to be among the original 6 athletes to launch Nike 6.0, Nike's brand of shoes, watches, and clothing for kids engaged in extreme sports.
At 15, Monyca was seen in Nike's 6.0 second television commercial launching the Air Max 360 along with many of Nike's A-list athletes including A-Rod, Mira Shirapova, Justin Gatlin, hurdler Liu Xiang, Pat Brady, Joan Benoit, Amare Stoudamire, Katlin Sandeno and others. The commercial aired during the Super Bowl.
She is still busy, having recently won the O'Neil/Local Motion Surf Into Summer contest at Sandy Beach, Oahu, Sandy Beach; the 17th annual Hi-Tech/Split/Lopez Surfbash at Maui's Hookipa Beach Park Ho'okipa and the 2007 Maui Surf Ohana's Legends of The Bay at Kapalua.
Monyca Bryne-Wickey has represented Hawaii 2 times in the Quiksilver World Junior Pro Contests. She was awarded Performer of The Day for her performance in the Semi-final heats at the competition in Brazil.
However, Monyca views surfing as something that goes beyond the competitive components. Monyca's approach to the sport as a free surfer mirrors her free spirit, which easily passes into a creative release in the form of making bikinis. Monyca expresses herself through her bikini-making craft and continues to be enthusiastic about this uniquely perfect-for-her hobby.
Monyca's self-proclaimed biggest accomplishment is not her success as an athlete, instead she sees it as spending time with people she loves and having a job that lets her surf daily. Her life philosophy is, do what you love and Monyca Byrne-Wickey has personified this philosophy.
You want to hear a love story for our time? Monyca Byrne-Wickey’s affair with Ola Eleogram began when 'Mon' was just 16 and Ola was 20. Monyca lived next door to the Eleograms all her life. She noticed Ola from a very young age and Ola definately noticed the lil gal next door Neither pursued their impulse until both were sure.
“He’s the dreamiest thing on earth. Big lips. Big eyes. Big eyelashes. Big eyebrows. But, best of all, a really big… smile.” Monyca laughs softly.
Monyca Bryne-Wickey has boldly decided to stop surfing professionally because competing goes against her peaceful, bohemian outlook on life. Now, Monyca travels the world free surfing, modeling and working with Roxy to design swimsuits.
Roxy is a brand that celebrates confidence, natural beauty and athleticism, so it's no wonder that they've tapped 21-year-old surfer Monyca Byrne-Wickey as a model. Posing in a bikini would be daunting for most girls but Monyca Bryne-Wickey feels completely at ease on the beach.
Monyca did a very interesting shot for Stab, this is what she had to say about it;
“It felt like a whole new territory and, at first, I had a hard time feeling confident. I’ve done a lot of photo shoots, but nothing like this. Everyone was real experienced and knew what they were doing but, later, some of the shots were more me.”
This stylish surf girl is one to watch.
2011: One of six girls in the breakthrough all girls surf film, Leave A Message - Number one in Transworld Magazine's Ten Hottest Girls in Surfing
2010: Star of surf documentary Hana Surf Girls
2009: Number one of Top 3 Women of Sports for G4tv
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