Stephanie Gilmore Is the World’s Most Beautiful Surfer

And no, we’re not using ‘beautiful’ in the superficial, strictly physical sense. Although Steph is damn cute.

Stephanie Gilmore is the world’s most beautiful surfer because every inch of her being sings of happiness, stoke, and gratitude. It just so happens that those emotions are embedded in the body of an elite athlete.

Steph makes this drainy little right-hander seem like a walk in the park. Everything is timed perfectly, every body motion is smart but subtle, and she seems to wear a smile through it all. The music and filming of this clip make it easy to slip into a trance.

Take some time and digest it.