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Top 50 Female Athletes in Action Sports

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28. Paige Alms

Photograph By Tony Heff

No matter who you are, Jaws is a fearsome wave. Over the past two decades it's challenged the best big-wave surfers in the world, including the break's pioneer Laird Hamilton. But a new generation of surfers has emerged to challenge themselves, and among them is Paige Alms. An otherwise quiet girl from Maui, she lets her performances in the water speak for her. Carissa Moore has called her aplomb in surf of consequence "inspiring," and last year she was nominated for an XXL Award.