AMBASSADORS OF STOKE
Faith sustained a crush injury to her left forearm called compartment syndrome at birth. Despite the doctors’ attempts to save her hand with multiple surgeries, amputation became the only option at 9 months old when the bones of her forearm had broken and would not heal due to the lack of circulation, but she’s never let it slow her down. Faith is a force to be reckoned with a ball of ferocious energy, determination, and tenacity with an amazing zest for life, a crazy love for adventure, a caring heart, and a contagious smile,
Faith started surfing with her dad when she was 5 years old after being inspired by Bethany Hamilton, a fellow amputee. She began competing when her family moved to Maui from Southern California in 2015. At her very first surf competition: Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem, Faith won a Kazuma Surfboard for Sportsmanship, and she fell even more in love with competitive surfing. In 2018, she became a Kazuma Surfboards Team rider and joined the Hawaii Adaptive Surf Team.
At 10 years old, Faith competed in her first adaptive surf competition on Oahu where she placed third in the Women’s standing division and returned the following year to take first place and is still the reigning Champion in that division.
Faith continues to surf in both adaptive and non-adaptive competitions, inspiring everyone! In 2019, Faith joined the Stoke for Life Junior Adaptive Surf Team, was a mentor at the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Jr Seau Adaptive Surf Camp and was featured in the California Surf Museum! 2020 gave Faith the chance to do a lot of surfing just for fun with competitions being cancelled due to Covid, but as contests picked back up in 2021, she returned to competing with a new fire. She won first place in the adaptive women’s standing divisions at the US Open of Adaptive Surfing, the Nissan Supergirl Pro, and USA Surfing Championships where she also took fourth place in U14 Longboard.
Faith aspires to be a professional surfer one day and a Paralympian if surfing becomes a Paralympic sport.
2018 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships- 3rd place Women’s Stand
2018 US Open of Adaptive Surfing- 2nd Place Juniors
2018 HSA Jerry Lopez Surfbash- 1st place Adaptive Stand
2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships- 4th Place with Team Hawaii
2019 HSA Breakwall- 1st place Adaptive Stand
2019 Nissan Supergirl Pro- 2nd place Adaptive Stand
2019 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships- 1st Place Women’s Stand
2019 Us Open- 2nd place Women’s Stand and 2nd place Juniors
2020 Nissan Supergirl Pro- 1st place Adaptive Stand
2020 ISA AMPSURF World Championships- 2nd place Women’s AS1
2021 USA National Championships- 1st place Women’s Para Stand 1
2021 USA National Championships- 4th Place Girls U14 Longboard
2021 US Open of Adaptive Surfing- 1st place Women’s Para Stand 1 and 2nd place Juniors
2021 Nissan Supergirl Pro- 1st place Adaptive Stand
2021 HSA Jerry Lopez Surfbash- 1st place Adaptive Stand
Stoke For Life
HiTech Surf Shop
Sticky Bumps Surf Wax
Project Reef Sunscreen