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Stephanie Gilmore Wants to Teach You How to Surf

Surfing can feel like a nuanced and intimidating sport. But if you’ve got a teacher like Stephanie Gilmore, you’re in good hands. It’s hard not to have a girl crush on the seven-time world champion and all-around queen of style. Her segment with Dave Rastovich in Proximity is still one of our all-time favorites.

RELATED: Watch Stephanie Gilmore in TGR’s ‘Proximity’

So, we’ll take any opportunity to surf more like her. Lesson one starts with the tools of the trade: How to find the right board for you. It seems like an easy task, but being equipped with the right board makes all the difference when you’re first getting your bearings. Stay tuned for the next lesson!

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