Watch: Steph Gilmore // Golden Fruit
And now for something completely different.
...different than four-storey Waimea that is.
It's Steph, filmed in California by Jack Coleman during the lead up to her eighth world title late last year. Her surfing is silky smooth, as you'd expect, but a noticeable thing is the second half where she's riding a stubby DHD fish.
A lot of pros won't ride alt equipment lest it mess with the synchronicity they've created with their high performance 6'0" Thrusters. Yet here's Steph, warming up for the biggest day of her pro career - or one of the biggest days, she's had a few - and she's shaking a tail feather like she's Asher Pacey at Snapper.
Lovely surfing. Smooth tune too.
Looks to have a bright future ahead of her.
All Class!! Love her style.
Does it mean your getting old if you like the rounder lines more than vertical ones, she is very nice to watch
Smooth as Butter and always with a smile on her face., she has 80% of the guys covered on tour when it comes to style.....living the Dream!!
There's only Ethan.
Beautiful stuff. How close does that guy come to getting scalped at 1:17!
Wonderful, wonderful stuff doing the surfing we all know Steph excels at.
Am I the only one who finds it super weird though, that with Pipe starting in 5 days and the current and 8 time world Champs Hawaiian surfing under more of a microscope than ever she releases an edit of her at Trestles and babyfood Point peelers?
As much as I love her, Steph's performances in lefts (G-land, Chopes) were leagues short of professional. Will be interesting to see if she's worked on it at all in the off-season
Unfortunately last year proved she only has to be the best at Trestles to win the title. Maybe an ironic Slater-esque mind game to show it doesn't matter?
They play my favorite song
Play it once again
Play it all night long
To be remembered for your hit songs or some awkward pig dog tube riding session?
That guy she nearly ran over at the 1:20 mark would have crapped himself!
If I could be granted the ability to match the style and skill level of any surfer, Steph would be a serious consideration.
Legend of the sport still ripping
Maybe the BG ( and the general USA Surf media) crew should view this and ease up on the patronizing announcements that CM is the the best surfer of her gender . guys, girls, he ,she and all the rest , she is the best .
The Trestles surfing is such clean, fast high quality ripping and shows how she reads the waves so well. The flow is excellent. She should be proud and pleased to have those moments captured.
I won't mention the "st_le" word as it is over used for Steph.
steph makes me wanna surf. a lazy grace that perhaps only yago dora gets close to on the mens side. timeless surfing from the queen. send me a message if you wanna make babies steph.
So graceful! Makes me want a golden DHD fish
[3:15] Steph gives it a bash...salute!
With or without assist, Steph out-surfs Top 10 M/F Divas...
WSL Judges crowned our deserving Champ best in show!
swellnet crew congratulates Steph...NSW Athlete of the Year 'Hat-trick'
2010 / 2014 / 2022
Ahh Steph... What a peach!
Not sure about the white wetsuit. That’s the only downside to the vid.
I’m with Freeride though. She didn’t surf Parplarn last year as a last minute covid drop out. Seemed bummed about it all at the time, but given that very few of the women even tried to get shacked at Parp it was mostly a disappointment. Getting over there and at least sitting in the line up to get to know what it looks like would be worthwhile, surely.
I’m hoping that all the women do better at Parp. Moana and Molly Picklum had a go, if I recall correctly.
Stay strong Steph!
yawn, seen it before, nearly 15 plus years of it. yawn nothing over head high...yawn oh looks like she's been working on her backside, oops i mean back hand. yawn she's got the biggest smile cause she has the most money and hasn't had to change a lot to earn it. No dis respect to her or any fans including myself but this is old footage that's questionable before pipe. I saw her surfing 6ft closeouts here 10 years ago that where ugly and heaving (unrideable to most) and Ms Gilmore was attacking it with her style and flair, On top of her game shit and we where just humbled by her talent. But by now i just thought that she would of blown us away with a ( look at me I'm going upside down on my back hand in over head high waves oh and getting shacked at beautiful lefts around the world). Will be looking forward to that.