Hometown: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
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Gold Coast girl Stephanie Gilmore stormed onto the women’s professional surfing scene in 2005, winning the Roxy Pro Gold Coast as a wildcard (at the age of 17) and announcing her presence as a major player within the surfing world. Since then, Gilmore has backed up the hype, clinching her inaugural ASP Women’s World Title in her rookie season (2007) and heralding in a new generation for on the ASP Women’s World Tour. In 2008, the girl known as ‘Happy’ for her infectious smile, was back again, looking hungrier and stronger than ever, eager to emulate her past success. She went on to secure five ASP Women’s World Tour victories en route to her second consecutive ASP Women’s World Title, then capped the season off with a Vans Hawaiian Triple Crown Title.
Come 2009, for the first time since her wildcard win Gilmore was victorious at her home break Snapper Rocks, taking out the Roxy Pro; Stop 1 of the ASP Women’s World Tour. Whilst Gilmore wouldn’t win another until the final tour stop, her consistent finals appearances would be enough to see her seal a third consecutive ASP Women’s World Title and once again etch her name in the history books with an unprecedented perfect World Title record.
With the retirement of Layne Beachley, and Gilmore’s penchant for ripping everything from two-to-twenty feet, the young natural-footer is poised to fill the void left by the Australian Legend whilst forging out her own reputation as one of the greatest to ever step foot on a surfboard. Gilmore’s advanced style, combined with her domination of international lineups and competitive fire, makes Stephanie one of the most talked about surfers in the world. There’s even more rookies joining the ranks and the talent pool deepens. But, with Stephanie consistently rising to the challenge, 2010 could very well be another pillar in the building of this surfing powerhouse dynasty.
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