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Stories behind today’s big-wave riders told at Honolulu Surf Film Festival

  • COURTESY DEVYN BYSON

    Surfer Paige Alms coming out of the barrel at Jaws surf break,

  • COURTESY OF HURLEY

    Florence and friends on their surf safari.

  • COURTESY DEVYN BYSON

    A scene from “The Wave I Ride” with surfer Paige Alms running on the ocean floor as part of fitness training.

  • COURTESY OF HURLEY

    Winner of the 2016 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational tournament John John Florence in a scene from “View From a Blue Moon.”

The film opens with a standard surf feature cliche — shots of huge, hollow, gnashing waves — but then it cuts to something surprising: a woman in yellow board shorts, running along the bottom of the sea with a boulder in her arms. Read more

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