Date of birth:
Surfing & Traveling
Stephanie Gilmore and Lakey Peterson
I was born in Lisbon, Portugal on the 30th of January 1996.
My parents are German and Dutch which is why I went to the German School of Lisbon.
I finished with my A-Levels in 2014. Since then I dedicated myself one hundred percent to surfing!
I compete in Portugal, the European Pro Juniors and try to do as many WQS events as possible to hopefully one day qualify for the World Tour.
I love to compete, to travel, getting to know new places and meet new friends all over the world!
What are you looking for to accomplish?
One day I want to be on the WCT and compete against the best in the World!
What would be your greatest achievement?
Do really good in the WQS and then qualify for the WCT.
What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?
Other than in many sports we surfers have to adapt to nature. The ocean is unpredictable and we are always facing different conditions.
What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?
Surfing makes me smile! When I´m in the water I’m always satisfied!
Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?
The best place to better our skills is in the water but I also go to the gym and do yoga.
What do you do during your training which is key to your success?
Determination, focus, hard work and fun!
What are you most nervous about when competing?
Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?
My family and my coach! I can always count on them!
What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?
Do whatever makes you happy.
What are your future plans?
Whatever I do in the future I always want to be connected to surfing.
What are your tips for those who begin now?
Don’t stop at the first difficulty! Continue and you are going to fall in love with Surfing!