Dreams – Steph Gilmore

By Lagoon Collective | Featuring Stephanie Gilmore
USA, San Clemente
09/09/2016

We love Stephanie Gilmore. Steph is beautiful, intelligent, easy going and fun. She’s a World Champion surfer 6 times over. And then, there’s that smile.

Steph has one of the most genuine smiles you will ever see. Her smile reflects a person who has clearly unlocked the secret of success both holistically and professionally. 
In competition she’s a smiling assassin. If she’s grinning, she’s winning. Usually in that order too - if she’s walking down the beach for her heat with a grin LOOK OUT. 
Behind that killer smile is a cheeky competitive fire that confirms she's very serious but also knows how to switch off and enjoy herself. 
Outside of competition Steph loves to travel, play her guitar, take photos, keep up with fashion, hang with her family and friends and therefore is a pretty typical 28 year old woman. Humble and confident, she is a true inspiration to women and men all over the world.
Her advice to young girls chasing their dreams is this "be open to learning and have fun".
Yeah Steph, it's fun watching you too.

The Lagoon Collective boys spent a day in the life of Steph Gilmore with the ROXY surf squad around Trestles Beach and San Clemente in Southern California leading into the Swatch Women's Pro.

Rosy Hodge and Steph Gilmore - Cali vibes
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Stephanie Gilmore // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Here it comes - the Stephanie Gilmore smile // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Beautiful, smart, easy going and fun - Stephanie Gilmore // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Stephanie Gilmore // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Look out Trestles - Steph Gilmore // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Steph laying down a serious power hack but you can bet bet she's still smiling
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Stephanie Gilmore and that killer smile
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Steph pre surf tips and smiles with Mainei Kinimaka
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

A beautifully polished speed carve from a world champion surfer // Stephanie Gilmore @stephaniegilmore // Trestles // ROXY @roxy
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Stephanie carving off the top at Trestles // @stephaniegilmore // ROXY @roxy
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

All smiles for the ROXY surf squad // Trestles Beach, California // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Killer cutback and a killer smile thats Steph Gilmore // Trestles Beach, California // ROXY
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Keep smiling Steph // @stephaniegilmore Roxy @roxy
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Steph Gilmore, Lisa Anderson and Rosy Hodge // ROXY // California
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Steph and her sister Whitney enjoy a margi after a day in the sun and surf on the job
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

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Stephanie Gilmore @stephaniegilmore
Clothes, bikinis and wetsuits // ROXY @roxy
Film and edit // Ed Triglone @blacky_promised_land
Stills and director of photography // Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo 
Produced by Lagoon Collective and Summersite for ROXY // @lagoon_collective
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The Lagoon Collective is a couple of unhinged monkeys with three types of cameras and no rules. Emerging from deep in the saltiest dens of Bondi, The Lagoon Collective ; a creative collaboration between photographer/artist/director Tim Swallow and filmmaker Ed Triglone. Lagoon create, produce and shoot fashion, music and lifestyle campaigns in Sydney and everywhere else.

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