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Alms wins Biggest Paddle Award

Maui’s Paige Alms drops in during her women’s semifinal of the cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships on Dec. 12 at Peahi. Alms, who went on to win her third Peahi title, was named the women’s winner of the Red Bull Big Wave Awards Biggest Paddle Award on Monday. Alms was honored for a Dec. 12 ride on a wave measured at 36 feet on the face. The men’s winner was Oahu’s Eli Olson. Big Wave Awards winners are announced every Monday this month — Overall Performer of the Year winners will be awarded next week.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

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