HOME TOWN:Waimanalo, Oahu, HI
SPONSORS:T&C Surf Designs, Globe, Matunas, Dragon Alliance, Good Good Honey.
FAVORITE BOARDS:The Saint by Glenn Pang and Twinnister by Makani McDonald.
Koa is a multi talented surfer who represents the T&C lifestyle. He is passionate about surfing, skating, nature and music to name a few.
Koa has a Bachelors degree from UH in environmental studies. He is passionate about understanding our relationship as humans to the earth we live within. He grew up on a fruit farm in Waimanalo and is very conscience of the food supply and our impact on mother nature. He works on this effort through his family farm supplying farmers markets with their selection of fruits.
Koa is also a band member with the Fungi Queens. He plays guitar and sings in the band. Another passion that drew him to others with the same interest. Their band formed organically and they are currently playing live shows now that the pandemic is lightening up.
Koa has incredible surf style and loves to ride twin and single fin surfboards. He loves the speed and flow but brings them into modern performance, pushing them to new levels. We look forward to seeing him develop some new models with Makani McDonald and Glenn Pang.
HOME TOWN:Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI
SPONSORS:T&C Surfboards, O'Neill, Oakley, Da Kine, Nixon, Mink, Bubble Gum Wax, Sun Bum.
FAVORITE BOARDS:Flux (CMG) by Glenn Pang.
Robert lives on the West side of Oahu in Ewa Beach where he was born and raised. His local break is Barbers Point where his love of surfing all started. His favorite waves now are Off The Wall and Haleiwa on the North Shore. However, like most he'll go wherever the waves are good and uncrowded.
Robert loves to surf and you can find him out in the water whenever the waves are good. It's not uncommon for him to surf 3-4 times a day when it's on. Grom froth at max levels. Robert also loves to compete and is a 4x NSSA National Champion. He can manage a heat with a jersey on with the best of them.
Robert loves to eat, as any active manly built grom would. He usually eats healthy but his favorite food is actually Hawaiian pizza, which ironically isn't Hawaiian food. Evidently he likes that salty/sweet combo. When he's not surfing, eating or napping after a large pizza you can find him listening to Billie Ellish while chillin in the shade at the beach. You can follow Robert on IG @robert_g_3_.
HOME TOWN: Waikiki, Oahu, HI
SPONSORS:Town & Country Surfboards, Sisstr Revolution, KD Fin Designs, Banan
FAVORITE BOARDS: Tanaka Pro model
Tiki lives in Waikiki surfing her favorite spot in the world, Queens! Her dad Alika, taught her how to surf when she was a baby getting pushed into waves starting age 4. Her mom Dina would watch from shore or be out there ready to push Tiki back out to her dad. It was a full family affair.
Now when she surfs she loves to take out her High Pro by T&C/Tanaka. She's easy to spot on her hot pink with black rails longboard. When the waves are firing you’ll definitely see her and the high pro model!
Outside of surfing she normally likes to read, go to the movies either by herself or with friends (she loves going to a theatre by herself), and she likes to have fun in anything she does. Her appetite consists of a lot of carbs and A LOT of chocolate, but her favorite food would have to be a banana açaí bowl from @banan.
She grew up around some very inspirational women like Kelia Moniz, Megan Godinez, and Carissa Moore. Tiki looks up to them a lot!
Tiki has been a competitive surfer for as long as she can remember, either competing in her home town or on a different coast in another part of the world! She couldn’t be more grateful for her surfing life!
HOME TOWN: Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
SPONSORS:Town & Country Surfboards, Bodyglove
FAVORITE BOARDS: Tanaka Beach Boy model
Alicia Eunhae Kelley grew up on the east side of O’ahu, with her mother and older sister in Kaneohe Bay. She graduated from Kalaheo High School in 2019. Alicia loves to surf, read books, fellowship with friends, watch movies, go on hikes, and anything to do with creativity! When she's not at Windward Community College, she's working as a lifeguard in Kailua. Her favorite foods are hard to pick but she loves Korean food, Mexican food, Hawaiian food, and fresh fish. She's open to a lot of things but prefers fresh food.
Surfers that have inspired her from a young age are Bethany Hamilton, Kelia Moniz, John John Florence, Kelly slater. Alicia admires that all these athletes showcase resilience, courage, humility, creativity, style and grace.
Alicia's favorite T&C board is the beach girl and beach boy model which are fun single fin logs. Alicia said "The logs work so well for the waves here in Hawai’i. Tommy Tanaka is such a talented and humble surfer and shaper. I’m super stoked and grateful to be working with him on my boards!" Her sponsors are T&C Surfboards and Body Glove.
Her smile and energy is very infectious especially when you see her in the water. You can tell she just belongs in the surf, she looks so effortless and natural. We feel blesses that she's part of the T&C ohana and spreads the stoke & aloha wherever she.
HOME TOWN: Wahiawa, Oahu, HI
SPONSORS:Town & Country Surfboards, Ripcurl and Dakine
FAVORITE BOARDS: TM-2 by Glenn Pang
Ewelei Wong was born to parents Lu'ukia and Sterling Wong. Her hometown is Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. The same town our T&C factory is located in, it's in the middle of the island between the North Shore and Honolulu "Town". A perfect place to live to access both sides of the island depending on the swell and wind conditions.
Ewelei draws inspiration from surfers Imaikalani Devault, Kaulana Apo, Josh Moniz, Kekoa Bacalso and Tyler Wright. She's been able to see them surf up and close sharing surf time with them on the North Shore of Oahu. You can see their influence on her surf style. She is smooth, agile, quick and willing to charge heavy waves.
When Ewe is not surfing you can find her writing, gardening creating art or skating with her sister. Her favorite foods are Pad Thai, Pho or anything her mom makes.
Her home break is Kewalo's which has produced the likes of Carissa Moore and Ezekial Lau to name a couple notable surfers. You can find her there pretty much every swell during the summer sharing the stoke with her friends and family. She's always smiling and spreading joy wherever she goes and we love her for that. A great representative of the T&C lifestyle and values.
HOMETOWN: East & Westside Oahu
SPONSORS:Town & Country Surfboards, O'Neill and Dakine
FAVORITE BOARDS: All of them!
Brittany was born and raised on the east and west sides of O’ahu. She started surfing in Waikiki with her dad at 9 years old and took to it immediately. She’s now a regular face in the lineups of Ala Moana Bowls and Rocky Point.
Brittany began her competitive career by winning the Rell Sunn Menehune Championship in Makaha when she was 12. Since then, she has risen through regional ranks becoming the 2018 Explorer & Open Women’s Regional Champion and back-to-back Hawaii State Champion in 2017 & 2018.
Brittany is now 22 years old and after competing on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) for 3 years has decided to shift her focus from competing toward making an impact by promoting a healthy lifestyle and environmentalism while surfing around the world. Brittany is a versatile water woman and excels at diving and surfing many different types of boards, including riding finless shapes such as an Alaia - the traditional Hawaiian surfboard.
Outside of professional surfing, Brittany coaches surfing and is studying to become a personal trainer. She wants to be able to blend her knowledge of the body with her athletic background to help people. Brittany works with a trainer regularly, and practices yoga, deep breathing exercises, and is passionate about healthy eating.
SPONSORS:Town & Country Surfboards, Banan
FAVORITE BOARDS: SINR
Hokulani Topping grew up on the South Shore of Oahu born to parents Sunshine and Miles Topping.
You will often see her surfing with fellow T&C team rider Ewelei Wong all over the South Shore or lounging on the beautiful beaches with her friends taking photos and having fun. Hokulani definitely has a great sense of fashion and likes to model and goof around. When she's not in the water on her SINR surfboard she can be found at the Banan shop grabbing her favorite yogurt and fruit combo. She says her favorite foods besides chocolate is either Hawaiian or Greek.
Her surfing inspiration is local Carissa Moore. Not a surprise since Hokulani is a Kewalo's local and grew up watching Carissa surf her home break.
Hokulani is a senior in highschool and is looking get her PHD. She then wants to pursue a career as a doctor. High aspirations and we love it. We look forward to seeing her continue to blossom as a surfer and human.