Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore Wins The 2017 Roxy Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Wins The 2017 Roxy Pro

by DHD Surf

Stephanie Gilmore dominates the WSL’s Roxy Pro for her sixth career victory at Snapper Rocks, her 25th career ‘CT win.

It poured rain the entire time for the Finals day, the waves were pumping, the girls surfed at levels unheard of and Steph proved, once again, why she’s one of the best surfers in the world.

DNA 5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16

Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro

Roxy Pro Champion Stephanie Gilmore and Quiksilver Pro Runner-up Matt Wilkinson on the podium.

Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro
Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro
Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro

Matt Wilkinson records a strong result at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast. Watch for him to go one better at the Margaret River Pro.

Matt Wilkinson Quiksilver Pro Snapper

The ‘MF DNA’ was board of choice for the Quiksilver & Roxy PRO

 

MF DNA Board of Choice

5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 @mfanno

5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 @stephaniegilmore

6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 @mattwiko8

5’11 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 @ethan_ewing

5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8 @lauraenever

Snapper Highlights

Snapper Highlights

by DHD Surf
Mick Fanning Snapper

Mick Fanning
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

Matt Wilkinson
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Height: 180cm  Weight: 75kg

Jack Freestone Snapper

Jack Freestone
DX1 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

Stephanie Gilmore - Snapper

Steph Gilmore
DNA 5’9 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16

Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

Ethan Ewing - Snapper

Ethan Ewing
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

Laura Enever - Snapper

Laura Enever
DNA 5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8
Height: 168cm Weight: 51kg

Alyssa Lock - Snapper

Alyssa Lock
DNA 5’8 x 18 1/8 x 2 3/16

Stephanie Gilmore ‘The Tempest’ by Monster Children

by Monster Children

It’s hard to go past Indonesia for a strike mission in the middle of the liturgical year. We scoured the archipelago from the comfort of our office chairs in search of a wave that compliments Steph’s particular set of skills. Steph was after “cute slabs” – the definition of which you’ll discover in due course—and while we weren’t blessed with days of waves, the one day of money was well worth the wait, and near-death experience of the boat ride back to base.

Stephanie Gilmore by Chris Gurney

The visual entrée to Stephanie Gilmore’s issue was directed by one of the most prolific in the surf film and photography game, Mr. Jon Frank. We headed to the far reaches of the Indonesian archipelago in search of the perfect right to compliment Steph’s surfing, and well, we found it. The film was then scored and performed by classical pianist and producer Alberto Bof; lines this original demand an original composition. Here’s two days on a leaky boat through the rose-tinted specs of the eternally peppy, Miss Stephanie Gilmore. Enjoy.

Stephanie Gilmore by Chris Gurney

Read more on – monsterchildren.com

 

WSL: A Star Shaper’s State of Mind

by DHD Surf

Darren Handley, founder of DHD Surfboards, has a long history with some of surfing’s modern legends and he’s worked hard to keep up. In this intimate portrait, the shaper opens up about his ambitions, his relationships with World Champions Mick Fanning (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), and love of the craft.

See Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore on DHD boards during the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Inside Gilmore’s Magic DHD board that helped her win a sixth World Title in 2014.

WSL – worldsurfleague.com

Stephanie Gimore in Fiji

Stephanie Gimore in Fiji

by DHD Surf

We had a great time watching Steph compete in the Fiji Pro, and we wanted to share with you a few good shots from the event.

Photos are taken by the talented Peter “Joli” Wilson

There you have it folks! Happy Gilmore looking great in the water, can’t wait to see her surf in the upcoming Vans Open of Surfing @ Huntington Beach CA this July

The DHD Team at Snapper

The DHD Team at Snapper

by DHD Surf

2014 is on, and we’re as excited as ever. The team are pumped and focused on victory, and here at DHD we’re pumped and focused on creating the right equipment to carry them there.

“Congrats again Mick, it was a great night at the ASP awards night, 2013 was another exciting year done and dusted.

 

Now 2014 is rolling in with a bang, looking like we’re going to be getting some good surf for the start of the comp 3-4ft all weekend with good winds.

I’ve been making a bunch of boards for Mick, Steph, & Wilko, and they are looking very sharp, perfect for Snapper and the expected conditions.

I’ve also been busy making a couple of boards for a few of the crew coming in from around the world that want to test out my boards at the event.

Good luck to all the guys and girls, can’t wait for another year of running around the world chasing the team around while the search is on for their next world title.” – Darren Handley

WHAT THEY’RE RIDING

 

 

 

Keep your eyes open at the comp and you just might spot Owen Wright, Alana Blanchard, Mitch Crews, Taj Burrow & Jeremy Flores with some fresh DHD’s under their arms at Snapper.

 

‘What I’m Riding’ Steph Gilmore

‘What I’m Riding’ Steph Gilmore

by DHD Surf

With three ASP tour victories in 2012 and her 5th ASP Women’s World Title it has been an amazing year for team rider Steph Gilmore. Gilmore won an unprecedented four-world titles in a row from 2007 to 2010 (including her rookie year on tour), but fell back to ASP Women’s World No.3 in 2011. With her most recent win at the Roxy Pro Biarritz, Steph claimed her 5th ASP World Title and reasserted herself as one of the greatest athletes in women’s surfing and an icon of Australian Sport.

Steph started the year strong with a win at her home break Snapper Rocks, followed by a second place at Bells, and another win in New Zealand. Her third win of the year came at the Roxy Pro Biarritz against fellow Aussie Tyler Wright. This win cemented her 5th World Title and put her in an elite class of surfers to win five or more ASP World Titles.

Although Steph has a number of boards in her quiver she has found the most success on her 5’11 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16 Ducks Nuts. She rode this board to victory at Snapper, New Zealand, and most recently in France. The Ducks Nuts is Steph’s go to board in clean, pumping conditions but also in more difficult surf as well.

When Steph isn’t competing on tour she likes to mix up what’s under her feet in the water. She has really been loving the Eager Beaver in smaller surf. With a little more volume and a little less rocker the Eager Beaver is a great board for days when the waves aren’t throwing top to bottom.

Steph has also been enjoying the Switch Blade. The Switch Blade is a DHD small wave performer with tons of paddle power, but goes good in waves with some size and power. It’s a great all around board that can handle whatever you throw at it.

5 Days 5 Championships 5th World Title

5 Days 5 Championships 5th World Title

by DHD Surf

 

It’s been a great week for the DHD Team and test pilots. 5 seems to be the lucky number around here because in 5 days we’ve had 5 victories.  With three wins at the SkullCandy Oz Grom Comp, Adriano surfing his way to victory at the coveted Billabong Pro J-Bay, and of course Steph’s win in France which cemented her 5th world title. There is definitely some good vibes going around the factory this week as all the boys are proud their hard work is paying off for the athletes.

“#5Steph just has a ring to it, and its amazing because not only has Steph won her 5th ASP World Title, but I’ve also had some incredible wins on DHD boards in the past 5 days” DH said. “It all started last Wednesday at the SkullCandy Oz Grom Comp when Leonardo Fiorvanta of Italy won the boys U16 title, Ethan Ewing of Stradbroke won the boys U14 title, and Isabella Nichols of the Sunshine Coast took home the girls U14 title. The SkullCandy Oz Grom Comp has become the pinnacle of surfing for the younger generation here in Australia.”

“Then you have Adriano winning J-Bay in perfect waves. You couldn’t ask for better conditions for J-Bay, and not only to see Adriano win but also to witness Nathan Hedge’s comeback. It was great to see him get a 10 and a 9.5, he was surfing those boards with so much passion.”

“And of course seeing Steph win her fifth World Title in France was phenomenal. Not only to see her win the title but the competition as well. Just coming into the factory the boys here at DHD were stoked about the week’s results. Its good to see that all the hard work we are doing here at the factory is paying off.”