Malia Ward

Surfing
Malia Ward, a JOLYN JoPro

"I become fearless in the water"

A California native, Malia Ward is the daughter of pro surfer father Chris Ward and fitness model mother Jacqueline Miller. As such Malia’s introduction to surfing was inevitable. She spent a large part of her youth in the ocean, and by her early teens showed promise as one of California's best young surfers. Whilst competing on the junior circuit as a teenager, Ward also strove to be an all-round athlete and A-grade student.

She enrolled at the University of Southern California and was a member of the USC Surf Team but also a valued member of the entrepreneurship minor program. In between surfing and studying, she also pursued a budding commercial and theatrical acting career, played tennis and DJ'd on the side. While surfing remains her number one passion, Ward’s mix of athleticism and smarts, education, and energy means that the world is her oyster.