|Nickname Happy Gilmore|
Career earnings $443,500
Height 1.78 m
|Weight 67 kg|
Name Stephanie Gilmore
|Born 29 January 1988 (age 27)Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia (1988-01-29) |
Residence Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Best year World Champion – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Sponsors RoxySanitarium Health Food CompanyCreatures Of LeisureNikon Australia
Awards Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year
Similar People Sally Fitzgibbons, Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Tom Curren, Taylor Steele
Major achievements 6x World Champion
Lakey Peterson vs. Stephanie Gilmore - FINAL - Corona Open J-Bay - Women's 2018
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.
- Lakey Peterson vs Stephanie Gilmore FINAL Corona Open J Bay Womens 2018
- The rise and rise of stephanie gilmore 1 of 4
- 2007 World Title
The rise and rise of stephanie gilmore 1 of 4
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.