Paige Alms Paige Alms (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
It all started when Paige Alms got barreled at Jaws two years ago, and won a Big wave Award for it. She followed this up with a win at the Pe'ahi event in the women's category and cemented her reputation as one of the finest female big wave surfers in the world.
She has paddled with great success into some thunderous waves at Jaws and her career is still only starting. As we see a drive behind women's big wave surfing, Paige and the rest of the nominated surfers are going to redefine the sport of women's big wave surfing forever, and sculpt a new landscape for female big wave surfers to aspire to in the future.
There's nothing like a bit of wind under your tail on a monstrous drop to show if you have the confidence and the sack to keep going and wait for the reconnect, or throw your board away. Paige holds steady in this wave and shows all her confidence.