Stephanie Gilmore Becomes First-Ever Female Surfer To Grace The Cover Of TransWorld SURF

For the first time in TransWorld SURF history, a female surfer is gracing the cover.
By: Lauren Machen, TransWorld Media
June 3, 2010 - PRLog -- For the first time in TransWorld SURF history, a female surfer is gracing the cover.  This year’s August issue will feature the most dominant women's surfer in the sport today, Stephanie Gilmore, 22-year-old Australian native and triple world champion on the Women's ASP World Tour (2007, 2008, 2009).  

The legendary Australian surf photographer Peter “Bosko” Boskovich, in Pacific Palms, NSW, photographed the cover shot about four hours north of Sydney, Australia.  When asked by TransWorld SURF staff how it feels to nab the cover, Stephanie Gilmore replied, “Feels fabulous! It’s definitely something that every surfer has on his or her dream list… wicked, thanks!”  

TransWorld SURF’s August issue not only features a woman on the cover, but also dives deeper into the perspectives of women who surf.  “This issue is more than just a superficial celebration of women’s surfing, it’s an authentic story told from the trenches of the action,” said Managing Editor Casey Koteen.  “It scrutinizes some of the stereotypes of women’s surfing, the challenges, the newfound sexiness, and where it’s all headed in the future.“

To kick off the issue before it hits shelves on June 15, you can check it out at the 3rd Annual Gala and Grand Celebration of WOW, Woman On Waves, this Saturday, June 5 at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, California.  “What better way to showcase the future of women’s surfing than to feature it at a history of women’s surfing event,” said Publisher Charlie Anderson. “In the history of surfing, women are often-overlooked and this event in conjunction with our “future of female surfing” issue is a great way to highlight women and their outstanding surfing accomplishments.”

To go deeper into the story behind Stephanie Gilmore’s hot cover shot, just scan the GetTag barcode located on the issue’s inside cover flap with Microsoft’s free application, downloadable to your mobile phone.  To subscribe to TransWorld SURF, go to

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About TransWorld SURF
Since its inception in 1999, TransWorld SURF has become the embodiment of youth, progression, and innovation. Through its print, online, and video properties, TransWorld SURF is the fastest growing surf media company in the industry. Found online at TransWorld SURF is based in Carlsbad, California and published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action sports media company. TransWorld is a division of Bonnier Corporation.

Bonnier Corporation ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.
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