Liam Wilson Surfs For American Samoa
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We have been very excited these past few years and finally had a chance to update Liam’s status with the world of surfing.
- Liam is from Laie, HI and born on Oct. 10, 2002, his father (Joe Wilson) was born in Alao, American Samoa and his mother (Melissa Meyers) was born in Molokai, Hawaii. He is very proud to represent his cultures, Samoan, Hawaiian, and Japanese.
- He has attended Laie Elementary, admitted into Kamehameha Intermediate, Kahuku High School as a junior and currently attending Kamehameha High Schools for the class 2020. Student-athlete holding a 3.0-grade average.
- He played several sports, AYSO soccer, Jr. league baseball, PAL basketball, JPS football, Intermediate football Kamehameha Schools, swimming, water polo, cross country, track – hurdles, SUP, bodyboarding, short – longboarding Intermediate surfing, and High School Varsity surfing.
- Has been to the Intermediate and High School Nationals Surfing in the past 4 years, in California, Dana Point.
- Jr. Lifeguard certified from the North Shore of Oahu.
- Is a member of the Hawaiian Surfing Association (HASA), surfing in all the contest around the islands since 2015.
- Tried out for the Hawaii Surf Team 2017 and 2018. Has been coached by the top coaches and Professional Surfers in Hawaii.
- Liam is sponsored by one of the top shapers in the world, Morrey RS Surfboards, who takes care of all his boards to compete currently. Wade Tokoro has been his past shaper, who shapes for the top surfers in the world, Jamie O Brian, Sunny Garcia, Mic Fannay, Muniz brothers and many other surfers that are WSL riders.
- His current sponsors are RS Surf Boards, TANOA Hawaii, JPS Sports, FacilityAXS, Oahu Business RadioX, MUAI LOA Gear, Goat Island Clothing, Hawaii Surf Gear, Blair Houk@frothy Films, BACKCHANNEL Japan, and Climb Works.
- His community services are to clean the beaches, teach surfing to the younger generation, church assignments, promote health and wellness.
In July 2019, Liam was approached by the Samoa Surfing Association to represent American Samoa for the 2021 Olympics. First on the list for Liam was to be accepted by the International Surfing Association (ISA). Now as a current ISA member, Liam competes in two ISA events, the 2019 World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan on September 7-15, 2019, the 2019 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach, California, followed by the Oceana Games in Samoa.
In September, American Samoa’s National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) met and accepted Liam as an official member representing American Samoa. Hence, Liam is working hard to fund coaching, travel expenses to El Salvador, and food and lodging. The determined athlete that he is, Liam has supported himself by teaching surf lessons and being a cook at a local restaurant all while attending Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu.