Women’s WCT Class of 2015

Women’s WCT Class of 2015

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.

Stephanie Gilmore, 2014 ASP World Champion!

Stephanie Gilmore, 2014 ASP World Champion!

Stephanie Gilmore, has claimed her 6th world surfing crown today, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour. Gilmore opened up this year’s season with an emphatic win at home on the Gold Coast, reestablishing herself as a threat to the title following years of pressure applied by a new generation of talent.

Top Performance by Tyler Wright at Maui Pro Day One

Top Performance by Tyler Wright at Maui Pro Day One

After three consecutive lay days, the Target Maui Pro kicked off with a bang. Tyler Wright (AUS) put her fellow World Title contenders — Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) — on red alert when she earned a near-perfect 18.90 heat total in the opening round at Honolua Bay.

Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore Wins at Lower Trestles

Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore Wins at Lower Trestles

In a closely-fought final, Jordy defeated John John Florence (HAW) to win the Hurley Pro at Trestles – his first WCT victory since lifting the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro title in May last year. Meanwhile, Steph whittled away at Sally Fitzgibbons’ ratings lead by winning the Swatch Women’s Pro with a near-perfect heat against her compatriot.

Video: Stephanie Gilmore at P-Pass

Video: Stephanie Gilmore at P-Pass

Here, Steph rides tubes in Micronesia. A look into the life of the people’s lovely lady champ, is a long time coming. Look at her – taking off so far down the point, carving straight over the duckdiving guys, who are probably thinking they’d do anything to keep watching. She’s irresistible. And if this clip is any indication, so is her new movie – Stephanie in the Water.

Steph Gilmore and friends enjoys Wave Garden

Steph Gilmore and friends enjoys Wave Garden

Sally Fitzgibbons, Steph Gilmore, longboarder Kelia Monitz, Lee-Ann Curren, contest director Lisa Andersen and tops-commentator Rosy Hodge left the strain of the no-go comp on the side of the pool and had went to town on some fun-sized Wavegarden walls. And how!

Steph Gilmore one step closer to legend status

Steph Gilmore one step closer to legend status

Five-times World Surfing Champion Stephanie Gilmore will be inducted as the 35th member of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in Sydney next Wednesday, 20th February.