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.