Malia Jones was born on March 27, 1977 in Loma Linda, California. She is a surfer and model with Hawaiian, Spanish-Filipino and German origins. When she was born her father was in a dental school. After two years, when she was two years old, she went with the family to Kailua, Hawaii. She is credited with furthering interest of young girls in the sport of surfing.
In Hawaiian her name means “the state of water when it’s calm.” Destiny couldn’t have played a more colossal joke: The day after she was born, her mother put her on a surfboard.