About Monique Damm
Name: Monique Damm
DOB: August 24, 1990
Hometown: Haleiwa, Hawai’i
Homebreak: Ali’i Beach Park
Nickname: Monz, Mo, Moni
Favorite wave to surf? Chuns Reef & the sandbar at Ehukai on a spring day
Favorite food? Avocados
Front side/ back side: Front side, lady slides
Have any pets? Two pugs back home on O’ahu – Porky & Penelope
Favorite board: 9’4 Mike Casey
What’s your take on how women are treated in todays surfing society? Oh man…that could be a really long answer. In my opinion it depends on what size board they are riding these days. I just hope we can look past tiny bikinis and get back to the amazing women surfing that is happening all over the globe. I think our society, here in the USA, is more interested on what we are wearing rather than the level of surfing women are bringing to the table. But that’s just a piece of my opinion.
Any bad habits? Over thinking.
Hopes and Dreams/ Life Goals: Travel the world while sharing yoga and waves. Eventually land somewhere and own my own studio.
What do you enjoy most in your spare time (besides surfing)? Teaching and practicing Hatha Yoga, making music & writing.
Best advice for all those youngin’ surfers out there: Enjoy every moment.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be? Right now, Fiji.
Quote to live by: BE HERE NOW.