The 2015 women's Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT) kicks off February 28 with the Roxy Pro Gold Coast in Australia. Tyler Wright (AUS), Carissa Moore (HAW), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and more return to challenge reigning six-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) for the World Title, surfing's ultimate prize.
"This is the first offseason that I can remember where I just stayed home and decompressed," Gilmore said. "It was great to be in one place and collect myself after a really intense 2014. We've had great waves over the past few weeks and it's been productive to hone in on my fitness, equipment and approach heading into the start of the 2015 season."
Gilmore, who recently attended the World Surf League Awards, did not take her 2014 World Title victory for granted.
"The performance level of the girls last year was like nothing I've ever seen before," Gilmore said. "Every heat is potentially make-or-break for the season and anyone on tour can beat anyone else in any conditions. It's incredibly exciting and a great time for women's surfing."
Don't miss the action LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com daily from February 28 to March 11.