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Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore
Personal information
Born (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Happy Gilmore
Residence Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 147 lb (67 kg)
Surfing career
Best year World Champion – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Career earnings $443,500
Sponsors Quiksilver
Sanitarium Health Food Company
Cole Clark guitars
Major achievements 6x World Champion
Surfing specifications
Stance Natural (regular) foot
Shaper(s) Darren Handley
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.[1]


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.[2] In her next season she won another wild card event, the 2006 Havaianas Beachley Classic.[3] 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.[4]

Gilmore also won the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro France in 2010.[5] Also in 2010, she was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame[6] and won the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the year award.[7]

She appeared nude in ESPN's 2011 "Body Issue."[8]

Gilmore is also on the Board of Advisors (the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board) of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society[9] and currently is the top athlete on the ROXY Surf Team.[4]

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.[10] 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.


ASP Women's World Tour Wins
Year Event Venue Country Notes
2005 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia Wildcard competitor
2006 Havaianas Beachley Classic Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW  Australia Wildcard competitor
2007 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach, Victoria  Australia
2007 NAB Beachley Classic Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW  Australia
2007 Mancora Peru Classic Máncora  Peru
2007 Billabong Pro Honolua Bay USA Won 2007 ASP World Title
2008 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach, Victoria  Australia
2008 Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle Hossegor  France
2008 Movistar Classic Máncora  Peru
2008 Roxy Pro Sunset Beach USA
2008 Billabong Pro Honolua Bay USA Won 2008 ASP World Title
2009 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia
2009 Rip Curl Search Peniche  Portugal
2009 Billabong Pro Sunset Beach USA Won 2009 ASP World Title
2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia
2010 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach, Victoria  Australia
2010 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic Dee Why, New South Wales  Australia
2010 Rip Curl Search Isabela, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico Won 2010 ASP World Title
2011 Roxy Pro France Biarritz  France
2012 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia
2012 TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival Taranaki  New Zealand
2012 Roxy Pro France Biarritz  France Won 2012 ASP World Title
2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia
2014 Swatch Women's Pro Trestles Trestles  United States
2014 Cascais Women's Pro Cascais  Portugal Won 2014 ASP World Title



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External links

  • ROXY Team Rider Stephanie Gilmore
  • Steph Gilmore's 2007 World Champion website
  • Surf champ Stephanie Gilmore bashed at home
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Layne Beachley
Carissa Moore
Carissa Moore
World surfing champion (Women)
Succeeded by
Carissa Moore
Carissa Moore
Preceded by
Torah Bright
Jamie Anderson
Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award
Succeeded by
Jamie Anderson
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