Stephanie Gilmore, the undisputed queen of the surf, reinforced her status as the dominant woman’s surfer in the world in 2010 when she won her fourth consecutive world championship, an amazing accomplishment, making her the only surfer, male or female, to win the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world title in every full year of competition on tour.
Stephanie’s life as a surfer began at the age of ten when she stood on a bodyboard. By 17 she was entering world tour events as a wildcard competitor, which paid off with a victory at the 2005 Roxy Pro Gold Coast.
In her next season she won another wild card event, the 2006 Havaianas Beachley Classic. Gilmore's success on the World Qualifying Series Tour qualified her for the 2007 Foster's ASP Women's World Tour and she did not disappoint.
She won four events and claimed the 2007 World Championship, becoming the first surfer, male or female, to win the ASP world title in their rookie season. A phenomenal natural-footer, Stephanie has the potential to dominate women’s surfing for the foreseeable future.
This is the fourth year running Gilmore has been nominated for the Laureus Action Sports Award and she won the 2010 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award.