And his family is definitely a Hawaiian thing. Raised on the shores of Waikiki by his dad, legendary surfer Tony Moniz, and mom, Tammy Moniz, Josh and his four siblings grew up in the world’s most coveted sandbox. Shovels. Pales. Castles. Waves. Surfboards — plenty of surfboards.
“Coming from a big family is sick,” he says, flashing a chorus line of straight, white teeth. “There’s always something to do, someone to talk to. You’re never bored. And my brothers were always way better than me at surfing, so that pushed me more than anything to improve.”
Josh is a quiet and happy 19-year-old kid, so I expect this kind of positivity when talking about his large, well-known family. But I’m curious, with four siblings within five years of him, is it tough to stand as your own person?