Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Babe of the Month - Ride Sally Ride, Sexy Aussie Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons

Gorgeous Sally Fitzgibbons was born on 19th December 1990 in Gerroa, New South Wales, Australia.
She is an Australian professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.

While attending Kiama High School Sally represented her State and Australia on many occasions in a number of different sports, including athletics, (winning gold at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in the 800m and 1500m), touch football, soccer, surfing and cross-country running.

Sally started surfing at a young age. As a fourteen-year-old, Sally won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Pro Junior open event, an event open to any female surfer 21 and younger. She also 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 again in 2008.

At 15, Fitzgibbons represented Australia at the International Surfing Association (ISA) U18 World Surfing Titles in Brazil finishing runner-up.

At 16, she travelled to Portugal for the ISA U18 World Titles to win 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 2010 Sally was runner up in three ASP Women's World Tour events, and finished the year as runner up to Stephanie Gilmore in the 2010 ASP Women's World Title.

On 23 April 2011, Sally won her first ASP World Tour event, defeating Carissa Moore in the final of the Rip Curl Women's Pro at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia.

On 30 April 2011, Sally won her second ASP World Tour event, once again defeating Carissa Moore in the final of the Subaru Pro in Taranaki, New Zealand. With this win she became the world's top-ranked female surfer and took the lead in the 2011 ASP World Tour.

In August, 2011, Sally won her third ASP World Tour event, defeating Lakey Peterson in the final of the US Open of Surf in California, USA. Fitzgibbons finished the season runner up to Carissa Moore in the 2011 ASP Women's World Title.

In February, 2012, Fitzgibbons won the first ever Australian Open after defeating 2004 World Champion Sofia Mulanovich, this meant Sally became the first person to ever hold the US and Australian Opens of Surf titles at the one time.

In March 2012 Sally won the 6-star event, the Hunter Ports Women's Classic during Surfest at Merewether Beach, Newcastle, Australia. Sally defeated Malia Manuel in the final. In April Sally took out the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Australia, beating four-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore in the final.

At the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards Sally claimed three trophies. The first was for finishing runner-up in the 2011 World Tour. Sally's second award was for Women's ASP Heat of the Year, which was awarded to Sally and Carissa Moore by their fellow competitors. Finally Sally won the ASP Surfers' Surfer, another peer-voted award.

In 2013 Sally won the ASP Roxy Pro France, Hossegor, France and in 2014 Sally came 1st in both the ASP Billabong Pro Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (below) and the ASP Fiji Pro Fiji, Cloudbreak, Fiji.

"Behind The Smile," Sally's biopic, was released at the start of 2014, covering the previous year of Sal's life as she chased her dream of becoming World Champion.

"Behind The Smile" received rave reviews and was in high rotation on television in Australia, a great confidence boost for Sally to take into the new ASP WCT season.

As a sport fan, she supports the rugby league NRL team the St George Illawarra Dragons.

She also follows the AFL and is an enthusiastic Geelong Cats supporter.

Sally's sponsors include: Roxy, Red Bull, Range Rover, Garnier, Firewire Surfboards, Samsung, Waxaway, FCS fins, Gorilla and Nanotune.

You can follow Sally on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on her Website.

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