Stephanie Gilmore has achieved something spectacular (oh, besides the seven World Titles). The regular-footer from the Gold Coast has set a benchmark for performance surfing, while simultaneously proving just how fluid, fun and downright beautiful riding a wave can be.
And she has helped take women's surfing to another level - absolutely shutting down any suggestion that female competitors can't compare with their male counterparts - all while bringing something entirely unique and purely masterful to the table.
Let's just put it this way: It's safe to say there are a thousands of surf fans who would rather watch Stephanie Gilmore on a lined-up right-hand point break than any other surfer on the planet
Gilmore has matched Layne Beachley's record for the most women's World Titles, and shows no sign of slowing down after winning her 17th and 18th CT career victories in Bali and Maui in 2019.
Which is exactly why putting together a greatest-hits edit of the best surfers to ever do it was no easy task. But whether she's making 8-foot Keramas look playful, toying with Cloudbreak, or drawing the most elegant lines imaginable on one of the Gold Coast's sand-bottomed points, there's no doubting that Steph is one of the greatest to ever do it.