Photos – The Sally Fitzgibbons Story

Sally Fitzgibbons
Photos – The Sally Fitzgibbons Story

Sally Fitzgibbons (born 19 December 1990) is an Australian professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour (2009 – 2013).

She was born in Gerroa, New South Wales, Australia.

As a surfer, Fitzgibbons had her first significant results aged14, becoming the youngest surfer to win an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Pro Junior (Under 21s) event.

She finished second at the World Qualifying Series (WQS) Billabong Easter Girls Festival on the same day.

She continued to set records throughout her junior years, winning the Australasian Pro Junior Series in 2007 and 2008.

At 15, Fitzgibbons represented Australia at the International Surfing Association (ISA) U18 World Surfing Titles in Brazil placing second.

At 16, she travelled to Portugal for the ISA U18 World Titles and won her first World Title and backed it up the following year winning both the Billabong ASP U21 World Title and the ISA World Games Open Title.

In her first attempt to reach the women’s elite World Surfing Tour via the World Qualifying Series, Fitzgibbons set a record by wrapping up the 2008 WQS series in the first 5 events to become the youngest World Surfing Tour qualifier in ASP history.

After a ten-point ride in the semi at North Narrabeen beach, Fitzgibbons won the junior women’s world surfing championship.

2009 saw Fitzgibbons finish 5th on the World Surfing Tour in her rookie year, with a win at the Portugal WQS event along the way.

Image Courtesy – Sally Fitzgibbons (Instagram)