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Hawaii's Paige Alms crowned Big Wave Tour champion

Paige Alms during the Pe'ahi Challenge on Maui
Paige Alms during the Pe'ahi Challenge © WSL/Cestari



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Alms claimed the inaugural Pe'ahi Challenge women's event

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 March, 2017 - One of Hawaii's own, Paige Alms (Maui), reinstated history today after the official announcement of the World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) title. Alms won the very first Women's Big Wave Champion Title, while South Africa's Grant 'Twiggy' Baker won the Men's.

On November 11, 2016 the inaugural women's WSL Big Wave Tour competition, The Pe'ahi Challenge, was held on Maui and saw Alms charge the massive surf with precision and determination. She scored the best waves of the 60-minute final and won the event over 12 international competitors, including fellow Hawaii athletes Keala Kennelly (Kauai) and Emi Erickson (Oahu).

Described by many as a monumental day, Alms cements her name in the record book of surfing and will be honored at the WSL Awards in Benowa, Queensland, Australia on March 11, 2017 at 7pm local time. The ceremony will be webcast on and at 11:00am HST on Sunday, March 12.

Lauren Rolland

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