Huck covered the Swatch Pro in Biarritz a couple of years ago and as we were interviewing the new wave of female talent coming through a common theme emerged: Steph Gilmore. Without exception, every girl on the World Tour that year described Steph as their main inspiration. It was extraordinary.
Often credited as pushing women’s surfing forward a few lightyears, Steph Gilmore, only now twenty-six herself, has been through more in her early twenties than most have been through in their lives. World Titles, iconic campaigns, collaborations, awards, Vogue editorials and big waves are all in a day’s work for Steph, but a vicious attack in December 2010 changed things dramatically for the surf superstar.
Stephanie in the Water – a sensitive, inquisitive and moving documentary of Steph’s meteoric rise and the ensuing rollercoaster ride – zones in on this important juncture in Steph’s story. Through unprecedented access to one of this generation’s most inspiring sportspersons, Stephanie in the Water gets under the skin of a world-class competitor and analyses the toll that can take on the individual.
With that in mind, Huck is excited to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive screening of Stephanie in the Water at our gallery 71a on October 10, followed by a Q&A with Stephanie Gilmore, director Ava Warbrick and editor Isabel Freeman.
Tickets are free and available from Eventbrite.