The TAB's Mark Stafford sits down with some of New Zealand's most prolific and successful sports personalities to find out what makes them tick. This week the woman behind the mic is Kiwi surfing icon, Paige Hareb.

Paige is back in action at the US Open this week as she fights to retain her spot on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

In this episode of the Staf Chat podcast she opens up about her comeback from a devastating injury in Mexico last month.

As somewhat of a pioneer for women's surfing in New Zealand - she was the first Kiwi to qualify for the Women's World Tour - she shares stories from her life on the circuit and speaks of her dreams to surf in the Olympics.

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