29 January 1988 |
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
|Residence||Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||147 lb (67 kg)|
|Best year||World Champion – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012|
|Sponsors||Quiksilver, Sanitarium Health Food Company|
|Major achievements||5x World Champion|
|Stance||Natural (regular) foot|
|Quiver||5'11" to 6'8"|
|Favourite waves||Greenmount, Macaronis (Mentawai Islands), Honolua Bay|
Stephanie Louise Gilmore is an Australian professional surfer and five-time world champion on the Women's ASP World Tour (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). She was born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia on 29 January 1988 and currently resides in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
Gilmore's life as a surfer began at age 10 when she stood on a bodyboard. By age 17 she was entering world tour events as a wild card competitor, which paid off with a victory at the 2005 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. In her next season she won another wild card event, the 2006 Havaianas Beachley Classic. Gilmore's success on the WQS (World Qualifying Series) tour qualified her for the 2007 Women's ASP World Tour and she did not disappoint. She won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title. She would repeat her success in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Gilmore also won the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro France in 2010.
She appeared nude in ESPN's 2011 "Body Issue."
Gilmore is also on the Board of Advisors (the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board) of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
2007 World Title
Although the 2007 season was Gilmore's rookie year, she captured the Foster's ASP Women's World Title. The title race came down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pro Maui. She won three events in 2007 to enter the Billabong Pro Maui, and ranked first place in the final event. Gilmore needed a better result than former world champion Sofia Mulanovich and sophomore Silvana Lima, and won the title when both rivals bowed out before her.
- Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (2012). "Board of Advisors". Retrieved 2012-04-06.
|Awards and achievements|
|World surfing champion (Women)
|Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award