Moniz, Tony

Powerful, athletic, easygoing regularfoot surfer from Honolulu, Hawaii; a perennial invitee to the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave competitions from 1985 through the '00s. Moniz was born (1959) and raised in Honolulu, and began surfing at age five. At 14, one year after winning a boys' division state title, he all but quit surfing and took up motocross, becoming a two-time state champion in the 125cc expert division. At 18 he left motocross and became a Golden Gloves boxer; the f...