Malibu, California is home to celebrities and hippies, lawyers and surfers, living in harmony with each other. But what defines a Malibu native? Born and raised in Malibu, Moorea Maguire is the definition of a Malibu local. She provides a unique narrative for the beach town that most people fail to understand. And now, everyone in Los Angeles can have that local experience with Moorea as a Local Expert on the goFlow app where she is giving unique Surfing Sessions. We were lucky to sit down with her and talk about surfing, her favorite spot for sushi, and what it means to be in the flow.
What is your favorite type of music?
I kind of like everything. My parents have an awesome album collection, so we will listen to the Grateful Dead and [Led] Zeppelin. I love new artists too. I have a weakness for Beyonce and Adele.
What is your favorite type of food?
My favorite food is sushi, 100%. My favorite roll is the Fire Roll at Bui Sushi. But, my favorite sushi place is Nagao Sushi in Brentwood because we always go with my grandparents.
How did you get into surfing?
I got into surfing from living here [Malibu] and being around it. I was 8 when I started and I would go out with my dad and longboard. I started short boarding and competing when I was a freshman high school.
What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
I am named after an island in Tahiti, and we got to go there one winter break with my whole family. Surfing on Moorea with my dad was a dream come true; the best thing ever.
What does flow mean to you?
I think of dropping in, with my hair flying behind me, and getting into the rhythm of the wave and slowly cruising on it. However, I can apply flow to anything I do. Whenever I am focused and enjoying what I am doing, I can get into the flow.
If you happen to live in Los Angeles or are visiting the LA area, find Moorea as a Local Expert.