af9e1b_6219a1b35fcf4a4c90e8908832c56ac0.jpg_srb_p_630_420_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srbAh, the swings and roundabouts of professional surfing!  Today, reigning world champ Stephanie Gilmore announced that she was withdrawing from the Rio Pro following inlury sustained during a free surf at Margaret River… It’s bad news for Steph who has has a slow start to the 2015 season.

The upside? Following her win at Taranaki and based upon her rating on the WQS last year, Sunny Coast local Keely Andrew gets Steph’s spot!

So, our best wishes to Steph and hopes of a speedy recovery and congratulations to Keely.