Paige Alms: The wave I ride

The world of women’s surfing is littered with unknowns… Paige Alms may not be a household name (yet), but she deserves to be.

Growing up on the island of Maui the water quickly became a part of Paige’s everyday life and she began surfing at 9. With her fearlessness and perseverance, along with one of the world’s best big wave surf spots in her backyard, it was inevitable that she’d begin to conquer these monsters.

Today, at age 26, Paige has become Maui’s big wave ambassador, living a humble life dedicated to her passion. Alongside her incredible accomplishments, Paige leads her life with a shining heart, smile, and spirit, one that transcends the water and inspires the lives around her.

It’s women like Paige whose stories need to be told, who break the boundaries and challenge the idea that women’s surfing is some one dimensional thing, that we are all somehow the same… Regardless of whether you’re pushing the boundaries of big wave surfing or pushing your own internal boundaries and stepping outside your comfort zone the more we share this diversity and embrace all that women’s surfing is, the more that we can each learn to follow own own surfing dreams.

Director Devyn Bisson says it best; “As the director of The Wave I Ride, I wish nothing more than for this film to inspire you to vigorously chase the wave your heart needs to ride. The world needs your voice, the world needs your story, and the world needs you to go after it! It’s going to be a bloody mess with no guarantee of protection, but I promise this mess is ours to own as beautiful, vulnerable, and courageous.”

Music by:
Lord Huron – “Ends of the Earth”
IAMSOUND Records (c) 2012