Stephanie Gilmore claimed victory today at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, the opening stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour, in four-to-six foot waves at the world-famous Snapper Rocks. An incredible finals day delivered the Australian event champions, Gilmore will take the coveted Jeep Leaders’ Jersey heading into the next event on the CT, […]
It’s hard to go past Indonesia for a strike mission in the middle of the liturgical year. We scoured the archipelago from the comfort of our office chairs in search of a wave that compliments Steph’s particular set of skills. Steph was after “cute slabs” – the definition of which you’ll discover in due course—and while we weren’t blessed with days of waves, the one day of money was well worth the wait, and near-death experience of the boat ride back to base. Here’s two days on a leaky boat through the rose-tinted specs of the eternally peppy, Miss Stephanie Gilmore.
Here’s how Steph Gilmore feels about this world after she hops out of a 40-second barrel, the wave looks even better from above. What a wonderful world.
After Kanoa Igarashi, Nat Young, Carissa Moore, Kelly Slater and a few other lucky invitees created the very first super-session in the Kelly Slater Wave Pool. The super sessions continue in Kelly Slater Waves Pool. Josh Kerr and Steph Gilmore hit the best landlocked wave in the world, and Miss Gilmore locked into a proper half-minute drainer. […]
Snapper Rocks has not only had the world’s best surf this past week, but also the world’s biggest crowd. The best female surfers have converged on the world’s most crowded wave to stomp their authority and warm up for the upcoming Roxy Pro.
A surf clip by a snowboarder Bryan Fox. Featuring Dane Reynolds, Mikey Wright, Steph Gilmore, Koa Rothman and Michael Dunphy. Editor Bryan Fox explains: “This is a movie I made for Quiksilver. They flew me to France for the Quiksilver Pro and while I was there I asked them if I could edit a couple clips together from the week. They obliged and here it is. It’s titled “No Breakfast” because, with all due respect, the French suck at making breakfast. They are like the soup nazi in that seinfeld episode…no breakfast for you!”
Carissa Moore has won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach after battling Stephanie Gilmore in the Final for the right to ring the Bell.
Vibes were high at the opening party of the Coolangatta Boardriders store – it was the combination of Quiksilver and Roxy team riders stoking out hundreds of grommets and surf fans at a signing, LeeAnn Curren’s band Betty the Shark and Brisbane band Orphan Orphans channelling the perfect mix of Jim Morrison and Ian Curtis, and the anticipation of the Pro kicking off.
Friendly competition will push a sport to a whole new level. But a rivalry? That’ll shove it along. Simply put, a rivalry is the catalyst for progression in a sport. Not so simply put, nothing compares to a good old fashioned hot-blooded vendetta between two elite masters of a certain sport.
The 2015 women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) is set. According to ASP rules, the women’s WCT is comprised of its top 10 surfers, the top 6 on the Qualification Series rankings, and one season wildcard. After the conclusion of the final elite Tour event, the Target Maui Pro, the results are in.