This is an exciting new win to add to her growing list of victories as she chases the coveted world title this year.
Last night, Sally accepted the award claiming “It’s a bit of an honour!”, and we couldn’t agree more! Thanks to all her friends for nominating Sally and all of Sally’s fans for their online voting support!
Congratulations on winning the 2012 Billabong Rio Pro, Sally Fitzgibbons!
After 3 solid ASP wins this season, Sally Fitzgibbons’s off-season training and hard work are in her favor, and she is stronger than ever.
Still coming off a win at Bells Beach, Sally came in fired up for the event full of energy and a solid mindset. In the final round against Coco Ho, the waves were meager and difficult to pull off a high score, but Sally took over with a solid 7.93 with just a few minutes remaining.
Sally is on a roll! Stay tuned for the next event in Biarritz, the Roxy Pro! Download the app on your smartphone to watch Sally live.
Congratulations Sally Fitzgibbons, on Winning the Womens Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach!
Last year, Sally faced 4-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore in the semi-finals at Bells. Then she took out current World Champ Carissa Moore in the finals and captured her first WCT victory.
Today, Sally met Carissa Moore in the semi-finals at Bells, determined to ring that bell once again. She made it one step closer with her powerhouse turns and critical maneuvers in the pocket of the hard-to-read waves, taking out Carissa once again. Stephanie, just as fired up, took out rookie Tyler Wright in the semis.
Stephanie and Sally were neck and neck in the final, battling it out back and forth every minute. In the last few minutes, Sally took the lead after bettering her top scoring wave. Stephanie managed to catch one last wave, but was unable to top Sallys score. Sally Fitzgibbons wins the heat!
Congratulations Sally on your win at the 2012 Women’s Rip Curl Pro at Bells for the second year in a row!
Sally is well on her way to that world title!!
Go Sally! Follow her on Twitter @Sally_Fitz #GOSally
Watch the action packed recap.
Different places, different faces. The Roxy surf team including: Sally Fitzgibbons, Kassia Meador, Bruna Schmitz, Kelia Moniz, Rosy Hodge, Lee Ann Curren, and Monyca Bryne-Wickey got a chance to meet up in Indonesia, spend some time hanging with locals, have some awesome experiences and catch some waves. Indo is full of culture and adventure, it’s always fun to travel with this awesome crew of world travelers.
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Roxy Team rider Sally Fitzgibbons is currently ranked Number 2 in the world, and recently became a top finisher in the 2011 SURFER Poll Awards last night.
SURFER MAGAZINE hosted its 41st Annual SURFER Poll Awards on the North Shore of Oahu last night to honor the top ten men and top five women as voted by the readers of SURFER Magazine.
This was Sally’s first nomination for the awards—and a well-deserved one at that! She came in 5th, an impressive finish to her year. Congratulations on a great year, Sally!
Coming in 1st was Carissa Moore, 2nd Coco Ho, 3rd Stephanie Gilmore, and 4th, Alana Blanchard.
If you didn’t get a chance to watch the awards, check out Sally HERE.
headshot courtesy of SURFER