Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Erica Hosseini is a beautiful professional surfer and model of Iranian descent. She has always been competitive and a sports fanatic. Erica started playing sports at the age of 2 when she learned to ski from her mom. She learned to water ski and mountain bike at the age of 4. Most of her childhood, Erica split her time between Lake Tahoe and Newport because her mom was a ski instructor. Born in 1987, Erica Hosseini is a surfer and model from Newport Beach, CA. Hosseini began competing in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) at age 13. She entered her first pro event in April 2002, the Foster’s Cup at Lower Trestles, where she eventually won 2nd place and became the youngest surfer (male or female) to make the final of an ASP pro event. In 2003, she won 5 NSSA titles - Southwest Open Conference, Explorer Conference, Regionals, NSSA National Open Women’s Title, and The Governor’s Cup. In 2004 she finished 2nd in the Nationals Open Women, 1st in OP Pro, and a 3rd place bronze medal in the ISA Jr. World Championship in Tahiti. In 2005 she won 1st place at the Volcom Championships, 1st at the U.S. Championships, and 4th at the Target Pro Jr. In 2006, she placed 2nd at the Volcom Championships and 3rd in the Target Pro Jr. In 2007, she won 1st place at the Roxy Pro Jr. and in 2008 won first place at the Volcom Championships. Erica is sponsored by Flip Flop Shops, Casio Watches, Jack Dwayne The Rock Johnson Surf Shop, Sector Nine Skateboards, and Sharp Eye Surfboards.