10 YEARS AGO
BIG BREAK ENSURES A SWELL FUTURE FOR STEPH She’s surfing’s latest “million-dollar baby” and almost certainly the richest schoolgirl on the Tweed Coast. At 17, Stephanie Gilmore has signed a six-figure sponsorship deal to become the face of Australian surf gear giant Rip Curl. The five-year contract will make Gilmore among the highest-paid women surfers in the world. The deal is likely to soar to seven figures when she starts winning world titles.