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, 2014|
Sanitarium Health Food Company
Creatures Of Leisure
|Major achievements||6x 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 six-time world champion on the Women's ASP World Tour (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014). 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, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Gilmore also won the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro France in 2010. Also in 2010, she was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame and won the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the year award.
Gilmore is also on the Board of Advisors (the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board) of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and currently is the top athlete on the ROXY Surf Team. Gilmore was also profiled in a documentary called The Water Dancer, produced by Marc Santo, meeting up with professional dancers Noemie LaFrance and Tiler Peck to make the connection between surfing and dancing.
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.
- "Surfer Profile: Stephanie Gilmore". Association of Surfing Professionals. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- Kailee Bradstreet (12 March 2014). "Stephanie Gilmore wins Roxy Pro Gold Coast". TransWorld Business. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Wildcard Gilmore Wins Havaianas Beachley Classic". TransWorld SURF. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Stephanie Gilmore Biography". Roxy.com. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- Luke Kennedy (18 May 2010). "3x World Champ Gilmore Takes Out Swatch Girls Pro France". Tracks. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "2010 Inductees". Surfers' Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- Ryan Brower (11 March 2010). "Stephanie Gilmore, World Action Sportsperson Of The Year". TransWorld SURF. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Board of Advisors". Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- Cohen, Jon. "Style and grace with Steph". XGames. ESPN. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Stephanie Gilmore 2007 Surfing World Champion". Gold Coast Bulletin. 8 July 2007.
- ROXY Team Rider Stephanie Gilmore
- Steph Gilmore's 2007 World Champion website
- Surf champ Stephanie Gilmore bashed at home
- Surfer Girls - Stephanie Gilmore
|Awards and achievements|
|World surfing champion (Women)
|Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award