Anatomy OF A SURF GIRL

WHERE DO WE BE­GIN WITH STEPHANIE GIL­MORE? THERE’S SO MUCH WE LOVE ABOUT THIS COOL CHICK WHO IS SIX TIMES WORLD CHAMP. NOT ONLY IS HER STYLE BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE WA­TER EF­FORT­LESSLY COOL, SHE’S ALSO PRETTY HANDY ON THE GUI­TAR.

Surf Girl - - Spot Check - words CORINNE EVANS

1. Roxy Am­bas­sador

Since 2013 Stephanie has been one of the main faces of ac­tion sport and life­style brand, Roxy. Shred­ding the waves and rock­ing their prod­uct, she joins their in­sanely tal­ented team of surfers, snow­board­ers, skaters and other in­flu­en­tial women.

2. World ti­tles

With six world ti­tles to her name and too many heat wins to count, Stephanie Gil­more has a tal­ent that can­not be dis­rupted. Step­ping on the scene with her first wild card at just 17 years old, Steph has gone from strength to strength. Al­ways with a calm ap­proach to com­pet­i­tive surf­ing, she makes win­ning heats looks pretty easy (al­though we know it’s clearly not!). 3. Style

Stephanie oozes style out on the wa­ter. Her abil­ity to carve ef­fort­lessly through sec­tions that we would struggle to surf through, with rad­i­cal cutbacks, critical turns and the abil­ity to get bar­relled on al­most ev­ery wave.

4. Healthy liv­ing

Stephanie’s nat­u­ral ath­leti­cism is down to liv­ing a healthy, ac­tive life­style. Spend­ing hours in the wa­ter rather than the gym, Stephanie has de­vel­oped a strong, healthy body and mind, keep­ing her on top form for com­pe­ti­tions and surf trips.

5. Good vibes

Al­ways with a smile on her face and pos­i­tive words to share, we could all take a leaf out of the Gil­more book of good vibes. Her fo­cus through turns like this one, al­lows her to per­form the most rad­i­cal com­mit­ted ma­noeu­vres, even when under pres­sure.

6. Cool as a cu­cum­ber

She’s a great role model for women and girls both in and out of the surf­ing world. With a pos­i­tive out­look and in­cred­i­ble tal­ent, (she’s great on the gui­tar too!) we only wish we could hang out with her all the time and hope that some of her awe­some-ness would rub off!

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