Women’s #3: Stephanie Gilmore

2011 SURFER Poll

Steph Gilmore appears to be at a crossroads. After totally dominating women’s surfing for half a decade, the four-time World Champ and two-time SURFER Poll No. 1 finds herself being pulled toward her creative passions just as wunderkind Carissa Moore explodes onto the world stage, and her drop from No. 1 last year to No. 3 in 2011 reflects her predicament.