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Gilmore and the girls

Stephanie Gilmore and friends break out of the norm in Indo.

Updated: June 15, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Jake Howard

"You can't think about it all the time or it'll drive you mad," explains reigning world champ Stephanie Gilmore, referring to her need to distance herself from tour life every once in awhile.

the midst of a four-month break in the women's world tour last year, Gilmore did just that, she walked away for awhile. Joined by California's Karina Petroni and Hawaii's Leilani Gryde, the ladies made their way out to the Mentawai Islands -- a sure-fire bet if time is of the essence ...

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