Pro Surfer Stephanie Gilmore is Our Guest DJ

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KCRW DJ Liza Richardson and Stephanie Gilmore (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

The life of a pro surfer is pretty much unlike any other occupation. Stephanie Gilmore is one of the best surfers out there (four-time world champion!) and she spends her days traveling the world in search of the perfect wave. In fact, she shared her musings on her unique lifestyle – and the music that fuels it – as part of her Guest DJ Project set. Hear the full set here and check out a preview below.

Stephanie Gilmore on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project by KCRW

Aside from fellow Aussies Tame Impala, she chooses female punk rock pioneers The Slits, professes her adoration for Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, tells us the Radiohead song she listens to on repeat and reveals who she really wants to be — the girl in Tom Waits’ track “Gun Street Girl”.


Stephanie Gilmore Guest DJ Project Song Picks

1. Tame Impala – Sundown Syndrome
2. The Slits – I Heard it Through the Grapevine
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With the Night
4. Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl
5. Radiohead – There There