December 11, 2014
ROXY’s Stephanie Gilmore won her 6th ASP World Champion title Thursday, November 27th at the final stop of the 2014 ASP Women’s World Surfing Tour, the Target Maui Pro at Honolua Bay in Hawaii.
Gilmore entered the event as the defending champion, having claimed consecutive victories at this world-class break in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the last time a world tour event was held at Honolua Bay.
Gilmore won her 6th world title after making the quarterfinals and seeing ROXY teammate Sally Fitzgibbons, ranked number 2 in the world, eliminated from the contest by fellow ROXY surfer Bianca Buitendag in their quarterfinals heat, as well as world number 3 and fellow Aussie Tyler Wright eliminated by Hawaii’s Carissa Moore in the contest final.
Going into this event, Gilmore lead the world title race with three tour victories at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast (Australia), the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles (USA) and the Cascais Women’s Pro (Portugal).
“This has been the most intense title race of my career. This season brought us to the best waves we’ve seen on tour and the level of women’s surfing is better than it’s ever been. I won my first world title here and am speechless that today I’ve won my sixth world title at Honolua Bay, a break I dreamed about surfing as a kid,” said Stephanie Gilmore.
“Never before has the sport of women’s professional surfing seen such amazing talent. This year’s world title race has been by far the most competitive. Congrats Steph on your sixth world title. I am so proud of you and how you are elevating the sport,” said ROXY surfer and 4-time world champion Lisa Andersen.
“It is an absolute pleasure watching Stephanie surfing. When she surfs she is powerful yet graceful and an even greater force out of the water! She is incredibly inspiring. Congrats Steph you are beyond awesome,” said ROXY rider Torah Bright, Snowboard Gold and Silver Olympic medalist.
ABOUT STEPHANIE GILMORE:
Hometown: Rainbow Bay, Australia
Date Of Birth: January 29th, 1988 (26)
World Champion Titles: 2007 (her rookie year, 19), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Career Victories: 24 WCT events (First one as a wildcard in 2005)
Six-time world champion surfer, Stephanie Gilmore, 26, was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. Stephanie has dominated women's professional surfing since she entered the scene in 2007 - winning her first world title as a rookie, followed by three consecutive world titles - an accomplishment no other surfer has achieved in the history of men's or women's surfing. Beyond her 6 ASP World Titles, Stephanie has 24 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 the ESPN ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2011 and 2013. When not competing, Stephanie loves travelling, taking photos, playing her many guitars, exploring cities and beaches around the world, and fashion. Stephanie's philanthropic work includes Australia's youth-focused Black Dog Foundation, through which she sponsors two children in Kenya and Ethiopia.
ROXY, a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. (ZQK), is the world's leading active women's lifestyle company that produces sportswear, technical fitness, snow and surf apparel and equipment, footwear and accessories, inspired by the board riding culture. ROXY represents women and girls who see life as an adventure. ROXY believes in being naturally beautiful, fun and alive, daring and confident and strives to be the most inspiring fashion and performance brand on and off the board.
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