From John Van Hamersveld's iconic art for "The Endless Summer" poster to Rick Griffin's psychedelic masterpiece for "Pacific Vibrations," surf poster art has always loomed large in surfing's collective consciousness, and now seven-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore is adding her signature to the mix. Collaborating with photographer Ryan Heywood, Gilmore has created a collection of visually stunning surf posters from her travels around the world. Given her love for electric guitars and all things rock n roll, this latest creative endeavor makes a ton of sense.
Gilmore has been at the forefront of surfing with both her style and competitive nature. And now she is branching into a new venture, classic surf posters with a modern twist that are available at https://stephgilmore.com/.
"I loved having surf posters on the walls of my room, but they're hard to find these days so we made some," she shared on Instagram.
Working with Heywood, who hails from Byron Bay, Australia, the series of posters highlights Gilmore's favorite surf locations, including Honolua Bay on Maui, Palikir Pass in Pohnpei, and her home break of Rainbow Bay in Australia.
Gilmore has matched Layne Beachley in her record for the most women's World Titles, and could surpass her this year if she can capture the 2021 Title. But not only is Gilmore an incredible competitor in the jersey, her style is both impeccable and inspirational, especially when she takes off on a single-fin.
For more on Gilmore's new posters drop-in at stephgilmore.com.