Activity: Professional Big Wave Surfer Activism: Ocean Conservation Advocate
Paige Alms is an accomplished, self-taught, 2x Big Wave Champion based in Maui. Growing up with Pe’ahi in her backyard—also known as Jaws, and one of the largest surf breaks in the world—she is among a small, elite group of surfers, let alone women surfers, capable of surfing waves that big. In 2016 Alms made history by becoming the first, and still only, woman to catch a barrel there. Alms defies the boundaries of big-wave surfing - a sport that is historically dominated by men - by pushing herself to ride waves alongside her peers with the hopes of inspiring others to do the same.