The most dominant surfer of her generation joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her life in and out of the water. Born and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Stephanie Gilmore won her first professional event when she was still in high school. As a rookie on the Women’s ASP World Tour, she won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title, which she then defended for the next three years. Stephanie talks with Kelley about her innate competitive drive, her love of the sport, how she recovered from a random act of violence to reclaim her top spot, what it means to be going to the Olympics next summer, and how she fought for and won equal prize money for women surfers.

Stephanie’s Resume:
  • 7x World Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)
  • Tied with Layne Beachley for most World Championships ever
  • 1st rookie surfer to ever win a World Championship (2007)
  • Provisionally qualified to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • 31 career tour wins
Suggested:
  • Video: Stephanie Gilmore: “I do want to tell my story” (Olympic)
  • Becoming Happy Gilmore… again (ESPN)
  • Stephanie Gilmore Is the World’s Greatest Surfer. Pay Her Accordingly. (Elle)
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