Alms, Paige

Statuesque big-wave surfer from Haiku, Maui; a “certified badass” according to SURFER Magazine; called “the world’s best female big-wave surfer” by Surfline in 2015. Alms was born (1988) in British Columbia, and moved to Maui with her family at age nine. A year later she began surfing regularly in the wind-whipped breaks near Ho’okipa. Alms took to big-waves quickly, cutting her teeth on heavy water outer reef breaks by the time she was 15. Two years later she was regularly tackling big days ...