Became the most successful female surfer in history by winning her eighth world championship to surpass previous record holder Layne Beachley. The title race finished with seven-time champion Gilmore and defending five-time champion Carissa Moore going head-to-head in a dramatic best-of-three world title surf-off. Gilmore proved to be unstoppable, picking the best waves and putting her trademark style on full display. Gilmore’s 33 World Surf League wins are the most by any woman surfer.

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