Name: Kiara Goold
Age: 8 Years old
Support: Mom, Dad, My Family, Uncle Raimana and Firewire
Local Break: Papara, Taharuu
Magic Board: Jackson Dorian’s 4’4.5 Tomo Sci-Fi
IG Account: @kiaragoold
Quote: "Be Happy."
How do you stay so stoked? Being Happy Every Day.
Who is in your Tribe? Terainui @terainui_tehuritaua, Gilbert @gilbertteave, Tahea @taheaboy, Poemiti@sapinusgirl, takihei @takihei_ellacott, Tuterai @tuterai_fh, Kelia @missteahupoo and Terevanui @teahupoogrom
Three words that describe you? Shy, Motivated and Happy!
What do you do when you are not surfing all day? I play with my little brother, eat strawberries with melted chocolate on it and watch cartoons.
What is a Grom? Groms are crazy, fun and always dropping in on each other and adults.
What moves or tunes are you working on this week? Yesterday I was working on my backside grab rail at Teahupo’o with my friend Kelia. We were scared but had fun at the same time.
What do you love most about your family? We go everywhere and do everything together. Even my little brother is only 2 and already has been to The Kelly Slater wave ranch and Teahupo’o on big days. He doesn’t surf yet but he goes everywhere with us. That is special because we are all about family.
How has growing up in Tahiti given you a Positive mindset in life? It’s always sunny and the water is always warm here.
What is Style to you? Style is something natural. My parents always tell me that they love watching me surf and that makes me happy so I keep surfing like this.
What is your favorite thing about the ocean? I love everything about the ocean. It makes us happy and we always have fun with my friends and family. Even when it’s raining, cloudy or no waves there’s never a bad day in the ocean.
Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Early morning because it’s less crowded.
Dream Trip? Waco Texas during the summer with my friend Poemiti, Takihei and Skai because the wave looks so fun.
Post surf Grinds? Açaí bowl and cheesecake!
Inspirations in or out of the water? Uncle Raimana @raimanaworld because he is always happy and helps me so much in and out of the water. He gave me a jet ski to go surf the reef breaks to be more comfortable. Also my cousin Gilbert Teave, Matehau Tetopata, Michel Bourez, Carissa Moore, Hira Teriinatoofa, Lorenzo Avenenti, Matahi Drollet, Eimeo Czermak, Mateia Hiquily, Tikanui Smith. They all inspire me.
Where do you want to be in 2024? I want to be happy doing what I love.
Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean.
How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? Being with my Family.
Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? All 3 of them.
What is your first memory of the ocean? Being happy playing with my friends.