Hawaiian Paige Alms nominated for Best Femal Action Sports Athlete
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 June, 2015 - Maui, Hawaii - Hawaii big-wave surfer Paige Alms Wednesday was nominated for an ESPY award in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category.
“It's an incredible honor to be nominated for this award alongside the top action sports athletes and the biggest names from every sport,” said Alms. “I was fortunate to grow up in Hawai‘i surrounded by some of the best waves in the world and I'm so humbled to represent our state and our big-wave surfers at the ESPYs.”
“This nomination is bigger than me – it's about a growing field of women, often unnoticed, who charge big waves and are charting the future for our sport. And it's about what is possible when you work hard, reach higher, and chase your dreams.”
In January, Alms became the first woman to get barreled at Pe'ahi (“Jaws”), Maui, one of the biggest and most intimidating waves in the world. She was recognized in May with the XXL's Women's Best Performance Award. Alms is also the subject of The Wave I Ride, a new documentary which premiered at the Maui Film Festival on June 7, 2015. The trailer may be viewed here.
Alms joins Marcus Mariota as Hawai‘i's only ESPY nominees. Airing on July 15, the ESPY awards gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements and saluting the leading performers and performances.