Athlete of the Day: Sally Fitzgibbons, 2011 Winner of the US Open of Surf

DOB: December 9, 1990


Hometown:Gerroa, NSW Australia

Results: Ranked 2nd on the ASP World Tour;  1st at US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach, California; 1st at Rip Curl Womens Pro, Bells Beach, Australia; 1st Subaru Pro, Taranaki, New Zealand

Favorite Surfer: It’s hard for me to pick one surfer as my favorite. I like taking the best bits out of someones surfing and try and apply it to mine. I like watching Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Dane Renoylds, Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson.

Hobbies: One of my biggest Hobbies is Sport. I love watching and playing all sports.

Last song played on Ipod: Adele “Someone Like You”

Favorite Surf spot: Mexico, Home, Rincon

Interesting talent (besides Surfing): I really like playing Chess.

Biggest achievement : Winning 3 World Tour events this year. Bells, New Zealand, and US Open.

Nickname: Sal or Fitzy

Current Facebook status:Having the best time ever

Most looking forward to in NY: Checking out the City for the first time. The Quiksilver Pro will be an incredible event and I can’t wait to be there to check it out. I hope we can have a duel Women’s World Tour event in NY next year.

Follow Sally on Twitter: @Sally_Fitz

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