Watch: Steph's 7x celebration

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

With nearest contender Lakey Peterson falling by the wayside, Steph Gilmore collected her seventh World Title at the Maui Pro. She now equals Layne Beachley who also won seven, both of them trailing Kelly Slater on eleven.

Here's a WSL edit for the humble champ.

Meanwhile, the Maui Pro continues in flawles waves at Honolua Bay.

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Chipper commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 2:25pm

What an amazing competitor....focus, hunger, determination....congrats Steph...!!!

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 4:07pm

Congratulations Steph from Tweed/Gold Coast.
Trailing Kelly never!

Nasa Pilot Kelly was a cashed up astronaut who outspent seat of your pants Cooly hicks.
Only the Jetset were entitled to #1 gear! Fly faster & further = #1 on bare-naked ASP charts.

World is a lot smaller now, tech is shared online + WSL stuff surf product in every sleigh.
Steph's world beating 7 ranks equal or higher than Willy Wonka's 7/11.

Note: (Strictly speaking from a biased [No product] surfer's viewpoint.)

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 7:40pm

And congratulations to you! That post actually almost makes sense!

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Itsmemickyb commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 8:29pm

haha acid flashback

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Garryh commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 6:47pm

The best surfer to watch (of them all). Big call?

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 at 8:00pm

Big call? ... easiest job ever to hand Steph best surfer of 2018 Trophy. (No arguments there!)
I'll 2nd you Garryh! By far the best surfer to watch as Steph carves her own signature moves.
Bumble Bees spend a lot of time buzzing about never able to swoop like the Queen.

How did the Sport of Surfing get gifted such a fine ambassador? All hail our Queen!

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 at 1:42am

Maybe I spoke a little too soon...to the victor go the spoils!
Newscorp have just jagged the Queen as kayo Spokeswoman!
No mention of deal but she joins the Big Show! Gotta be worth a quid!

Unsure how it fits with WSL/Facebook deal.(see Swellnet tech for this one!)
https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/entertainment/television/surfing-wo...