Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons won the Swatch Girls Pro France this week, taking home a giant watch among the prizes. Rated no 2 on the ASP Women’s World Title Series this year – second to another Aussie Stephanie Gilmore – Fitzgibbons pipped American Sage Erickson on the final day of the tournament.
She’s been riding on Gilmore’s heels since her first qualifying rounds at 18 years of age in 2008. Since then, she’s clocked up a number of ASP titles including the famous Bells Beach Pro title and runner-up in the World title race in 2010. And with a dedicated family behind her, Dad quit his job to travel around with her in that rookie year, she’s made a huge commitment to her sport.
This video runs through her best moments, but my favourite part is right at the start when she talks about why she loves surfing so much. You can read more about Fitzgibbons on her site here