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READER POLL 2017
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Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Stephanie Gilmore Is Your 2018 World Champion (Now 7x!)

On November 26th, 2018, in flawless, if slightly browned, Honolua Bay conditions, Stephanie Gilmore became a 7x World Champion of surfing. 

Steph's only competition for the Title, California's Lakey Peterson, lost in Round 2 to wildcard Alana Blanchard, leaving Peterson incapable of overtaking Gilmore in the WSL standings.

With 28 minutes left in the heat, Lakey let a wave go that will haunt her for years to come. What would have been an easy chip-shot take off into a double-up tube became ultimately nothing. Peterson let the roll-in – which had '10' written all over it – slide past her with priority.

Peterson's opponent, Blanchard, later clocked in a 7.6 for several aggressive turns. The Rincon-bred talent never rebounded.

Peterson's loss makes Stephanie Gilmore the tied-for-winningest female in the history of surfing – Australia's Layne Beachley also has seven ASP/WSL World Titles.

Stab wishes a sincere congrats to Stephanie Gilmore, who has proven herself to be one of, if not the greatest female surfer of all time. 

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