Papa Fores & Kiana – Her First True Love

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It’s true..without dad where would we be? Well, not on this Earth that’s for sure!

We sat down with O’Neill Girls’ Kiana Fores and got the scoop why her Papa is #1.


“Without my dad I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am today. He has had such a huge impact on my life and I’m so lucky to have him.

We’ve been surf buddies since day one. He took me surfing as a baby and even held me with his teeth!


He’s taught me so much about life, the ocean and living. He’s one of the smartest people I know! He has taught me that hard work pays off and you will never know until you try.

Every time we’d surf he’d push me and tell me to surf with my heart, but most importantly to have fun! “Go Kiana!,” he would cheer in the line up.

Over the years we’ve developed what we like to call “surfing ground rules:”

  1. Don’t leave surf for surf
  2. Don’t rate the waves on how you surfed them, but how they actually are
  3. Don’t drop in on dad
  4. ALWAYS smile!



We also have our own fun and wave scale so that we understand how good the waves are! Haha

My dad is different because I call him Papa! Don’t know why, but I never call him dad.

He’s truly the best! He can fix anything (literally), cook like America’s Next Top Chef and he does every water sport under the sun!

He’s a hardworking father and I’m SO lucky! Yeee!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Papas!




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