She is arguably the best female surfer of all time. Her run of five world titles in six years from 2007 onwards is one that is unlikely to be bettered anytime soon. She had a drop in form and some minor injuries in 2013 that stopped her from being at her best, but she is fighting fit now.
Her record on The Gold Coast is also devastating, with three career victories and three top five finishes. It’s fair to say that she will be hard to beat especially if the swell is a good size. But she doesn’t fill our top spot, in recent years one woman has broken her strangle hold, and Carissa Moore will be the one to beat here.