Maui’s Young Stars Proudly Flying the Flag Down Under

Three brothers Justin, Eric and Steve along with an eighteen-year-old charger nick named “Noodle” will spearhead the Maui boardriders club as they make their way down under for Usher Cup 2023 to make a very serious assault on the inaugural World Club Challenge.

Nora Liotta “Noodle” hails from Haiku, Maui and has been competing since she was just eleven years of age. Noodles talents were quickly identified as she quickly rose through the ranks at regional level, before testing herself at international level for the first time in 2019, finishing second at the Papara Jr Pro in Tahiti.

2022 has been another big year for Liotta, placing second at the Sunset Pro OS on Oahu in November, while she also represented Hawaii at the 2022 ISA World Championships held in El Salvador in May, her eight place in the world under eighteen division helping the Hawaiian team to bring home the gold.

Maui’s three male competitors are somewhat surfing nomads, chasing big wave action around the planet, however the trio spend much of the winter months honing their big wave skills at Pipeline and are regulars at the iconic big wave mecca of Jaws, located in their backyard on Maui.

Incredibly, Steve is the youngest person to ever surf Jaws at just 10 years of age, while Eric has been excelling in elite competition this year, winning the HAS Hurley Lahaina Harbor this year, Justin claiming the title twelve months earlier.

Male and female surfers nominated to represent their clubs at the Usher Cup will compete for equal prizemoney on one of the world’s most iconic surf breaks. 

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