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The Year in Surfing: 2012 in Review

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Ressurection of Steph Gilmore

Photograph By Joli

After owning the ASP women's world title from 2007 to 2010, Stephanie Gilmore was the victim of a random attack in Oz. Mental hurdles and physical injuries contributed to her third-place finish in 2011. Back in old form in 2012, she took her fifth title.