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Zak Noyle returns to THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Study Hall with Top Surfers

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Study Hall presents: Surfer Stories featuring Zak Noyle, Carissa Moore, Seth Moniz, Josh Moniz & Ezekiel Lau.

Big wave surf photographer Zak Noyle returns to THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Study Hall on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Noyle will be joined by top surfers Carissa Moore, Seth Moniz, Josh Moniz and Ezekiel Lau. In true Talk Story fashion, they will share stories on the Hawaii surf scene and season.

Ezekiel Lau ~ Ezekiel Lau born in Honolulu and grew up surfing Kewalo Basin at the age 4. He has been described as a powerful warrior as he has battled many injuries along his journey. Never letting those injuries get the best of him, Ezekiel worked his way to win the Open Juniors and Open Men’s Division at NSSA. He has been traveling the world competing on the World Surf League Men’s Championship Tour and his largest victory was at Sunset Beach which landed him the 35th position on ASP world rankings. Ezekiel recently claimed the EDP Billabong Pro Cascais title on Oct 5th.

Moniz Brothers ~ Seth and Josh Moniz are 2 parts of the Moniz family legacy. Sons of pro-surfer Tony Moniz, each has defined their way into the surf scene. The eldest of the two, Josh entered the HIC Pro at Sunset and by the next week he found himself in the semis at his first Vans Triple Crown competition. His style of surfing has been described as a natural power house which out of his siblings, he mirrors his dad’s style the most. In 2015, he also won the Hawaii Surfing Championship title. Seth Moniz won a National Scholastic Surfing Association title at age 15. He has since then been competing in the Vans Triple Crown a numerous amount of times. His style is described as acrobatic and hard charging. The Moniz family also own and operate Faith Surf School at Waikiki Beach where they continue to grow the family surf legacy.

Carissa Moore ~ Another surfer whose roots stem from Waikiki Beach is Carissa Moore. At age 16, she was the youngest winner of the Reef Hawaiian Pro event. She then went on to receive the ASP Women’s World Championship Title and overall has won 3 world titles. Known as the Queen of Surf, she truly inspires many young female surfers. In 2013, she was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the year. Then following year, she was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame.

During this October 26th Study Hall, Zak will also share information about his photography contest, Changing of the Tides. The contest was created with the hope of giving the next generation of surf photographers the support, help, opportunity and platform to rise and showcase their talents on the world stage, with the goal of making photography their career.

All Photos Courtesy of Zak Noyle

Don’t miss this Study Hall! This is one time it’s ok to drop in. It’s also free and open to the public.


October 26, 2017
October 27, 2017
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