Stephanie Louise Gilmore is an Australian professional surfer and five-time world champion on the Women's ASP World Tour. She was born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia on 29 January 1988 and currently resides in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
Gilmore's life as a surfer began at age 10 when she stood on a bodyboard. By age 17 she was entering world tour events as a wild card 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 WQS tour qualified her for the 2007 Women's ASP World Tour and she did not disappoint. She won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title. She would repeat her success in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Gilmore also won the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro France in 2010.
She appeared nude in ESPN's 2011 "Body Issue."
Gilmore is also on the Board of Advisors of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.