Stephanie Gilmore

Elite Sportswoman. Equality Advocate. Surfing Legend.

Eight-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore, 34, was born and raised in Kingscliff, northern New South Wales, Australia. With 33 Elite World Tour victories in addition to her World Titles, Stephanie has dominated women’s professional surfing since she entered the scene in 2007 – winning her first world title as a rookie, followed by three consecutive world titles – an accomplishment no other surfer has achieved in the history of men’s or women’s surfing. Stephanie is regarded as one of the most stylish surfers in the world by her barrel riding skill and ability to read a wave. In September 2022, Stephanie won her 8th WSL World Title at Trestles in California, becoming the greatest female surfer in history.

For her triumphs, Stephanie has been awarded both the Laureus World Sports Award in 2010, considered the most prestigious award in action sports worldwide, and the ESPN ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2011 and 2013. In between competitions on the World Surf League, Stephanie is traveling the globe, exploring new waves, cities and beaches, photographing her adventures, playing her many guitars, and living the gypset lifestyle.

Stephanie has grown to use her voice for issues she is passionate about. In September 2018, Stephanie lead the WSL’s announcement of equal pay, the first US based sporting body to introduce this, helping the rest of the world take notice of the importance in closing the gender pay gap. Ocean Health is close to her heart, often quoted as saying ‘the ocean is my office’. She works alongside Ocean Conservancy and Parley to promote the desperate need to reduce plastics and move towards more sustainable practices in everyday life.


  • 8 x ASP/WSL World Titles – record holder
  • 34 x Elite World Tour victories.
  • Laureus World Sports Award in 2010
  • ESPN ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2011 and 2013