Malia Manuel Flaunts Surfing Skills in a Cheeky Tie-Back One-Piece

The pro surfer hit the water for an afternoon session in style.
Malia Manuel sits atop a surfboard in the water and smiles for the camera.

Malia Manuel.

As a professional surfer, Malia Manuel just about lives in a swimsuit. It's no surprise, then, that the Hawai’i native knows how to rock her best looks while hitting the waves for a casual afternoon surfing session. What would be a daunting task for most is just another afternoon for the athlete. 

Manuel recently took to Instagram recently to prove just how impressive she really is when she hits the waves. With several professional surfing accolades to her name—including a history-making win at the U.S. Open of Surfing in 2008 and a Rookie of the Year award in 2012—we shouldn’t be shocked by her skills, but we can’t help but be impressed each and every time.

Rather than your typical wetsuit, the athlete took to the waves in her most recent reel in a chic short sleeve black one-piece with tie-back detailing and a cheeky fit.

“all the feels with this song and this place,” she captioned the clip of her afternoon surfing session. We weren’t the only ones impressed (yet again) by Manuel.

“Beautiful 😍,” one friend gushed.

“Dreamy 😍,” another follower added.

“Surf n style goals 🤪🥰❤️❤️,” a fan wrote, to which we completely agree—Manuel is our sporty style inspiration of the moment.

“Straight up ripping 🙌🙌🔥❤️😍,” another praised of her skills.

After watching the clip a few times, we’re thinking that picking up and moving to Hawai’i to pursue a surfing career doesn’t sound too crazy right about now.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.