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All about that Paige

Paige Alms

We’re proud to announce the new Paige Alms Top and Bottom, available exclusively at Pakaloha Bikinis!

Paige Alms is a 2-time WSL Women’s Big Wave World Champion, and a two-time Pe’ahi Challenge Champion. She grew up on the island of Maui and travels the world year-round pushing the level of women’s surfing to new heights. She loves being in the water everyday whether it be surfing, diving, or just going for a swim.

Paige has exclusively used Pakaloha Bikinis for over 15 years and trust the quality of our products to keep up with her very active lifestyle. She continues to push herself to ride the biggest waves possible and hopes by doing so she can inspire others to push their own limits and live their dreams. Paige believes that empowered women can empower other women, so she trains hard, pushes boundaries, and carries the torch for women in big wave surfing.

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Talk Story with Angelina Yossa

I got to catch up with Team Rider Angelina Yossa, an up and coming shredder from the North Shore of Oahu!  Thanks so much for talking with me, Angelina.  Be sure to keep an eye on this wave rider!

 

 Where are you from?

I am from the North Shore of O’ahu.

What type of board do you ride?

I ride a shortboard, usually in the 5’4” to 5’6”  range. On bigger days, in the winter, I ride a littAngelinale bit of a bigger board, a  5’8”.

What got you into surfing?

I started surfing when I was 3 because my mom taught me and my sister, so we could do it as a family. I’ve loved it ever since.

Where is your favorite place to surf?

I grew up surfing Haleiwa, and that is my go-to spot, but I also like surfing V-land, Rockies and Ehukai.

Why do you choose Pakaloha?

I choose Pakaloha, because they stay on and they are cute and the styles are great.

What is your favorite surfing-related memory?

I was surfing with my mom, I think I was about 7 or 8, and I just kept saying to her one more wave! Over and over again.

 

Thanks for chatting with me, Angelina. You can find her on Instagram and tearing up the North Shore in Pakaloha!

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Talk Story with Alicia Yamada

Alicia Yamada

I was lucky enough to get the chance to catch up with one of our Pakaloha team riders, Alicia Yamada.  Thanks so much for chatting with me, Alicia, and stay tuned for more interviews with our epic team of surfers!

Where are you from?

I was born and live in Lahaina Maui Hawaii! 

What type of board do you ride?

I ride valley isle surfboards or Tokoro surfboards. These boards are shaped in Hawaii by local People of Hawaii, and I appreciate that.

What got you into surfing?

My dad got me into surfing as well as my 2 older brothers … My dad surfs more than me to this day , Actually he surfs more then his 3 kids combined!  …quite the legend!

Alicia Yamada

Where is your favorite place to surf?

My favorite place to surf .. I have quite a few favorite places but if I have to narrow it down to  one.. it would have to be a mystical place that looks fun with no one around! Otherwise .. it’s the bay! Honolua bay of course.. with everyone else and they cuzins!

Why do you choose Pakaloha?

Pakaloha chose me! Hahaha they have great suits and vibrant colors that stay on good while surfing … and Julie is one the most amazing beautiful people in the world!

What is your favorite surfing-related memory?

Each day that I get to surf is a very special memory.. a blessing that I’m sooo grateful for…but I guess when the waves are firing .. and I secretly scared inside .. and my stomach is nervous and I finally get the balls to paddle out.. and actually get in a good rhythm and catch some fun waves .. that’s got to be the best!  Very rewarding and satisfying I must say!

You guys can find Alicia on Instagram and on the island of Maui repping Pakaloha bikinis out on the water!