ANA MAE “MAE-MAE” ALIPAYO
Ana Mae Alipayo is anything but ordinary. The island girl with a poignant worldview, her heart is as wild as her surfing. She’s a regular-foot who wishes she was goofy and she makes the most out of everything— even closeouts. Her brave yet tender approach to life may have something to do with how her brother, Peter Paul Alipayo, first took her surfing at Cloud 9 on a firing day and she had no idea. She stared at the massive walls of water and was reborn into a radical sweetheart that inspired everyone she met. Once, in Indonesia, she wiped out in front of John John Florence but maybe that was her plan all along.