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Stephanie Gilmore Biography

Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia

Stephanie Gilmore is one of surfing's fastest rising stars! Just a teenager, she's already accomplished more than some surfers have in a lifetime. We got the down low on the girl from down under!

Stephanie Gilmore - Growing Up

Growing up by Australia's famous Gold Coast, it was inevitable that Stephanie would take an interest in surfing. With the encouragement of her dad, she first picked up a board at the age of 10. A natural at the sport, Stephanie spent a lot of the next few years surfing some of Australia's best waves. By the time she was 16, she was the Australian and Quiksilver Under-18 ISA World Junior Champion. She skyrocketed to fame when she won the opening ASP World Tour event at the Gold Coast in 2005. Only 17 years old at the time, she easily dominated her much older competition.

Stephanie Gilmore - Rising Star

Stephanie Gilmore has been the number one ranked surfer in the world in 2007. She won the Rip Curl Women's Pro in April and in July 2007, Stephanie won the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. She is also the top-ranked surfer going into the 2007 Summer X-Games in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Stephanie Gilmore - The Future

Experts believe that the sky is the limit for young Stephanie. Word is she has the potential to break all sorts of surfing records in her career. Her skills are far advanced for her age, and some say she has the talent to compete with the fellas. Sponsors have noticed her potential as well. Last year, Rip Curl signed the young Aussie to a lucrative five-year endorsement deal. When it's all said and done, Stephanie could become the youngest World Champion, the highest paid surfer and win the most World Titles.

Stephanie Gilmore - Did U Know?

  • Stephanie Gilmore's favorite hobby is playing the guitar.
  • Stephanie Gilmore's favorite surfers are Kelly Slater, Chelsea Georgeson and Lisa Anderson.
  • Stephanie Gilmore is 5'9" tall and weighs 150 lbs.
  • Stephanie Gilmore's nickname is Steph.
  • Stephanie Gilmore's favorite surf trip ever was when she went to the West Sumatra in Indonesia.
  • Stephanie Gilmore's favorite musical artists are Ben Harper, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
  • Stephanie Gilmore Says...

    "My goal is to be successful and make enough money to be set-up in my life - and maybe a world title or seven along the way."

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