Gilmore, Stephanie

Perpetually optimistic regularfoot pro from New South Wales, Australia; six-time ASP world champion, revered for her powerful but flowing style. "She's taken a testosterone-saturated field and beautified it infinitely," BeachGrit said of Gilmore in 2014. "Men can be beautiful on a surfboard, sure, but it always seems partially contrived. The flow Steph achieves on an open right wall is pure dance and the epitome of feminine beauty."

Gilmore was born (1988) in Murwillumbah, a small town just ...