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Stephanie Gilmore

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Stephanie Gilmore was born January 29, 1988 in Murwillumbah, Australia. Stephanie has dominated women’s professional surfing since she entered the scene in 2007 – winning a world title as a rookie and following with five titles in as many attempts – an accomplishment no other surfer, male or female, has achieved in the history of surfing.

In 2010, Stephanie was world surf champion when a brutal attack by a homeless man in Australia nearly ended her career. Suffering from a head wound and broken wrist, it took Stephanie 8 weeks to get back into the water. It took over a year for Stephanie to fully recover from her ordeal. Stephanie said, “After the incident, I really had to stop and look at everything. It made me think about what else I could achieve. It also gave me perspective and a little faith in the universe and the way things work.” So in 2012 she captured the world title. And for her triumphs, Stephanie has also been awarded both the Laureus World Sports Award in 2010, considered the most prestigious award in action sports worldwide, and has received two ESPN ESPYs for Female Action Sports Person in 2011 and 2013.

Stephanie has found her mojo again and states “You can pull a lot of things from surfing into your everyday life, and one of them is there’s always going to be another wave. If you fall off and get smashed, you can get back out there and have another chance.”
Stephanie is considered one of the world’s most stylish female surfers- a leader in women’s surfing, carving out her own path between the highest competition success and her free surfing abilities.

Back in 2014, Stephanie made Business Review Weekly’s Top 50 earners in Australian sport at $1.75m, where she was the highest paid female athlete in the country. By 2016, she is currently the highest paid female surfer.

“A lot of my success comes down to finding balance in my life. If I wake up and there’s no surf, I’m not going, “Oh, I should do a hundred sit-ups.” I’m going to just enjoy exactly where I am.” You go girl. You’re a star!

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Surfing Career

6 ASP World Titles
24 Elite World Tour Victories

2016 6th WSL Ranking
2016 1st Women’s Pipe Invitational – Hawaii
2016 2nd Taggart Women’s Pro – Australia
2016 2nd Women’s Swatch Pro – California

2015 12th WSL Ranking
2015 2nd Roxy Gold Coast Pro – Australia
2015 2nd Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Australia

2014 1st WSL Ranking
2014 1st Roxy Gold Coast Pro – Australia
2014 3rd Drug Aware Margaret River Pro – Australia
2014 3rd Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Australia
2014 2nd Fiji Women’s Pro – Fiji
2014 2nd US Open Pro – California
2014 1st Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles – California
2014 1st Cascais Women’s Pro – Portugal

2013 5th WSL Ranking
2013 3rd Roxy Gold Coast Pro – Australia
2013 3rd Drug Aware Margaret River Pro – Australia
2013 3rd TSB Bank Surf Festival – New Zealand

2012 1st WSL Ranking
2012 1st Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia
2012 2nd Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Australia
2012 1st TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival – New Zealand
2012 1st Roxy Pro – France

2011 3rd WSL Ranking
2011 3rd Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Australia
2011 3rd Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic – Australia
2011 3rd Billabong Pro Rio – Brazil
2011 1st Roxy Pro – France

2010 1st WSL Ranking
2010 Laureus World Sports Award
2010 1st Roxy Gold Coast Pro – Australia
2010 1st Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Australia
2010 1st Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic – Australia
2010 3rd Movistar Classic – Peru
2010 2nd Rip Curl Pro – Portugal
2010 1st Rip Curl Search – Puerto Rico
2010 3rd O’Neill Women’s World Cup – Hawaii

2009 1st Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Queensland
2009 1 st Rip Curl Search – Portugal
2009 1 st Billabong Pro – Hawaii
2008 1 st Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Bells Beach, Victoria
2008 1 st Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle – France
2008 1 st Movistar Classic – Peru
2008 1 st Roxy Pro – Hawaii
2008 1 st Billabong Pro – Hawaii

2007 1 st Foster’s ASP Women’s World Title
2007 1 st Rip Curl Women’s Pro – Bells Beach, Victoria
2007 1 st NAB Beachley Classic – Australia
2007 1 st Mancora Classic – Peru
2007 1 st Billabong Pro – Hawaii

2006 1 st Havaianas Beachley Classic

2005 1 st Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia

Height: 5’10”

Surfboard Shaper: Darren Handley

Stephanie’s Sponsors

Roxy | Sanitarium Health Food Company | Creatures Of Leisure | Nikon Australia

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