Sally Fitzgibbons, Winner at Heart
Sally Fitzgibbons is a professional surfer for the Roxy surfing team. This Australian superstar qualified to be a competitor in the ASP world tour faster than anyone ever had before in 2008 and as a beginner she was the youngest person ever to win an ASP professional junior event. She has a bright career ahead of her. She competed in the world tour more than 3 times since and for the last three years in a row she has finished in second place each time. She was hoping that with some more training she would take the world title in the 2013 world tour, however, once again she didn’t quite make it. Her dream of being the world champion and getting that title next year does continue as does her rigorous training, positive attitude and love for the sport.
Most women of 23 have accomplished nothing even close to the awards and titles that this incredible young woman has under her belt. In fact, the time it took her from when she began surfing professionally to the time she made it to the world tour actually set a world record. Just imagine what she will have accomplished by the time she is 30 years old.
Sally did a public service campaign against drinking related crimes. She said that drinking has no place in her life and that people shouldn’t waste their time binge drinking. She is very dedicated to helping people however she can and she truly believes that binge drinking is no way to live your life, especially when it leads to crimes like vandalism, drunk driving and other serious crimes that could be avoided by not drinking or by being a responsible drinker.
Even in her spare time she trains constantly. She is a non-stop surfer with her eye on that world championship. She says that she does want to win and loves spending her time out on the waves on her Roxy surf board, but she wants to make sure she enjoys every minute and meets great people. When she is “at the top” she says she wants her family to be proud and to know that she really appreciated all of it. Even in the off season, when she is not training, she teaches “grommets” (a term used to describe new or young surfers, also called a grom) how to surf and goes on tour with her sponsors. She said that even in the off season the work continues.
Surfing isn’t the only thing she does for sport either. She represented her country or state in 14 different sports events of all kinds. She even won a gold medal at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival in 2007, while still going to high school! This was only one year before she qualified as a professional surfer. This girl was a born athlete and everything she does, she does extremely well. She also made a documentary series and hopes to make a longer documentary and hopefully on it, catch her winning the world championship title.
Sally Fitzgibbons is now celebrating her win of the 2013 Roxy Pro France World title.
Check the action of her Rocking dominating moves and this video