Tia brings to the table a world of experience far beyond what her age implies. Born in Puerto Rico, spending her early teen years in Hawaii, and now residing in Southern California, Tia is a product of change and is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the future of women’s surfing. Tia is now rooted in the epicenter of surf arenas with Lower Trestles at her disposal and an entourage of the best up-and-coming surfers by her side. She is as committed as they come with a balanced life that makes time for yoga, school, competition, travel, vegan eating, and artistic endeavors. And with her photogenic abilities to cap this all off, we can say that Tia will be around for a long time.