Never mind Kelly Slater, Steph Gilmore might be the world’s best surfer. There isn’t another surfer on the planet with a more refined blend of style, grace, and power. She’s an ideal travel partner too—curious, humble, appreciative, empathetic, and fun. On this trip to Indonesia, she endured busted leaky boats and frightening squalls and days of poor surf. Gilmore loved every moment.

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