Stephanie Gilmore

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Stephanie Gilmore
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Personal information
Born 29-1-1988 (age 29)
Birth place Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Birth name Stephanie Louise Gilmore
Nickname Happy Gilmore
Residence Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5'10"
Weight 147lb
Surfing specifications
Stance Natural (regular) foot
Sponsors Quiksilver
Sanitarium Health Food Company
Ford
Cole Clark guitars
Major achievements 6x ASP World Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Shaper(s) Darren Handley
Quiver 5'11" to 6'8"
Favorite 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.

Gilmore also won the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro France in 2010.[4] Also in 2010, she was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame[5] and won the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the year award.[6]

She appeared nude in ESPN's 2011 "Body Issue."[7]

Gilmore is also on the Board of Advisors (the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board) of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.[8]

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.[9] 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.

Career victories

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

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