PAIGE / HAREB
Hailing from Oakura Taranaki the now 27-yearold stepped into the spotlight when she finished 2nd at the World Junior Champs in 2007, and the following year took the World of surfing by storm when she qualified for the World Tour in 2008 at 19 years of age and in that same year won the 6Star Margaret River Masters. In her very first World Tour event Paige finished 3rd at the Roxy Pro at Snapper eliminated in the semi-finals by Step Gilmore. Paige went on to re-qualify and spend 6 consecutive years on the WSL Women’s World Tour, the only kiwi surfer to ever contest the World Tour over multiple years and being ranked a career high 8th in the World in 2009. Paige was also instrumental in bringing the Women’s World Tour event to NZ shores in Taranaki where she finished 3rd in the 2012 event. She also finished 2nd in the ISA World Junior Championships in 2006 and a remarkable runner up 2nd place in the ISA World Surfing Championships in Peru in 2010. In 2017 Paige is back on the World Qualifying Series and is currently ranked 5th and poised well to re-qualify for the 2018 World Tour which will be her 7th year.
The tight backhand power turn which took the world by storm at breaks such as Snapper Rocks. Photo: Cory