Sep 12, 2022
Stephanie Gilmore just signed a new chapter in female surfing and it’s one for the books.
The 34-year-old ROXY surfer took a historical win in Trestles, CA, an incredible title grasped at the culmination of an unbelievable sports exploit. With now 8 World Titles, Stephanie becomes the most accomplished female surfer in history.
AN ATHLETIC FEAT
Faced with an impossible challenge, Stephanie had to work her way across five 35-minute heats against the world’s top 4 female surfers: Brisa Hennessy (CR), Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Johanne Defay (FRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW).
The demanding finals ended up being a perfect playground for Gilmore who ranked an impressive three 8-point waves in her first three heats alone.
After eliminating Hennessy, Weston-Webb and Defay, Gilmore came up against Carissa Moore, leader throughout the season. The final stage of the finals came to a close in two heats, with Stephanie displaying her world-famous style and poise on the Californian waves.
With this win, Steph becomes the most accomplished female surfer of all times, boasting 8 World Titles spanning across 15 years. The Australian athlete ranks in the pantheon of surfing legends, second only to Kelly Slater who holds 11 world titles.
“I’ve visualized this SO much and today I was like, let’s do this! I’ve won a lot of titles in different waves, but this is by far the best win I have ever had. Plus, it was extra special to share the final with Carissa and to finally battle it out in the waves!” – Stephanie Gilmore, 8x World Champion, Surfing
This is not Steph’s first shot at making history: at 17 she became the youngest athlete ever to join the CT and in 2019, she was one of the athletes who contributed in the WSL’s decision to offer equal prize money for men and women.
Join us in congratulating her by using the hashtag #Steph8!
STEPHANIE GILMORE WORLD TITLE WINS:
2007: Maui (Hawaii)
2008: Sunset Beach (Hawaii) 2009: Sunset Beach (Hawaii) 2010: Puerto Rico
2012: Biarritz (France)
2014: Maui (Hawaii)
2018: Maui (Hawaii)
2022: Trestles, CA (USA)
About Stephanie Gilmore
Stephanie has dominated women’s professional surfing since she entered the scene in 2007 – winning a world title as a rookie and following with five titles in as many attempts – an accomplishment no other surfer, male or female, has achieved in the history of surfing. Beyond her eight world titles, Stephanie has 34 elite World Tour victories. For her triumphs, Stephanie has also been awarded both the Laureus World Sports Award in 2010, considered the most prestigious award in action sports worldwide, and has received two ESPN ESPYs for Female Action Sports Person in 2011 and 2013.
ROXY, a brand of Boardriders, Inc., has been celebrating the power of women to make waves and move mountains since 1990. The first and only exclusively-female global action sports brand, ROXY specializes in the development and design of trend-leading, technically innovative lifestyle and performance wear inspired by the Mountain & the Wave. By creating first-of-its-kind products designed for surfing, winter sports, fitness and yoga & cultivating a breed of female pioneers who changed the course of sport, ROXY has empowered all women to challenge the status quo in every arena of their lives.
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