Women’s surf icon 24-year-old Stephanie Gilmore took home her 5th ASP World Title Saturday after conquering Tyler Wright in the final of the 2012 Roxy Pro Biarritz in France.
Gilmore picked up the title with a successful year, winning prestigious world tour events including the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, and the NZ Surf Festival while securing second place in the RipCurl Pro Bells Beach. After changing sponsors from Roxy to Quiksilver Women in 2011 and losing the title to Carissa Moore, Gilmore saw a chance to redeem herself.
â€œIt was such a challenge to come back,” Gilmore said in a Quiksilver press release. “Itâ€™s really rewarding! All the girls are surfing so well. I really had to give 100% in every heat that I went out to. Iâ€™m really proud of this title. There were so many people on the beach. Itâ€™s the most incredible feeling in the world.â€
At this point in her life, Gilmore has been awarded the same amount of world titles as Kelly Slater back in his day and only has to win three more titles to oust Layne Beachley as the winningest female surfer in the world.
5TEPH = KE11Y?
Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore on your 5th ASP World Title, and hopefully many more to come!
Take a look at Steph’s tribute up above made by Quiksilver Women and watch her final heat down below!