Sally Fitzgibbons Surfing Career, Awards, Relationship and Net Worth
26 year old Sally Fitzgibbons Surfing career hiked up as she turned 14 and won ASP Pro Junior open.
Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career came to limelight with her becoming a professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals. Born on 19 December 1990, Fitzgibbons was the youngest participant to win an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Pro Junior. She also became the youngest to win WQS series in 2008. There are too much of accomplishments to talk about Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career which all started from her early days.
Birth and Early Days
Sally Fitzgibbons was born on December 12, 1990 in Gerroa, New South Wales, Australia thereby becoming the Australian native. She had three brothers with whom she grew up in Nowra, New South Wales. Fitzgibbons attended Kiama High School where she participated and won in cross-country running.
Early Surfing Career and Achievements
Sally Fitzgibbons career did not only shine the name of her but also her country. Since Fitzgibbons was an amazing surfer, she has piled up a number of titles and medals (including gold) for herself and Australia.
It all started when Fitzgibbons was 14. She won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Pro Junior Open which was open for females under the age of 21. Fitzgibbons became the youngest surfer to win ASP that season. The same day, she became the second to finish World Qualifying Series (WQS). Soon after, she won All-Girls Open Event Lennox Head in 2006. Fitzgibbons was 16 at that time. She has successfully won gold at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival 800m and 150m and even soccer. This describes Sally Fitzgibbons is a versatile sportsperson.
Later, when Fitzgibbons was 15, she stood in second position in U18 World Surfing Titles in Brazil. She was the representative of Australia at the International Surfing Association. This win added glaze to Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career. Her professional career took flight as she kept on gathering titles and awards. Fitzgibbons won her first ever World Title at the age of 16 in ISA U18 World Titles.
In her rookie year alone, Sally Fitzgibbons surfing made a huge ripple as she finished 5th winning Portugal WQS event in 2009. The following year, she became runner up in three of the ASP Women’s World Tours. It was the year Stephanie Gilmore had won the 2010 ASP Women’s Title.
Later Surfing Career and Awards
Sally Fitzgibbons surfing practice and skill were already high enough to win ASP World Tour Event on April 23 2011. Therefore, she won ASP World Tour Event again for the second time a week later. Her hard work won her ASP title and this title led to her ranking as world’s top female surfer.
Fitzgibbons went on unstoppably winning third 2011 ASP World Tour Event in August held in California. Surfer Magazine ranked her in fifth position for Surfer Poll Awards the same year. Moreover, Fitzgibbons won the 6-Star event Swatch Girls Pro France in the year 2011 proving the year to be her best in her career.
The year 2012 was not less good either in Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career. She won 2012 Australian Open for the first time. Fitzgibbons was competitive enough to win over 2004 World Champion Sofia Mulanovich during this season. Therefore, Sally Fitzgibbons became the first person to hold multiple titles the US and the Australian Opens at the same time.
Besides, Sally Fitzgibbons won 6-Star Event “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic” in the March of 2012 defeating Malia Manuel. She also won the Rip Curl Pro again defeating four times champion Stephanie Gilmore in the final.
The champion Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career has also bagged Roxy Pro France in 2013, Fiji Pro in 2014 and Billabong Rio Pro Brazil twice in 2012 and 2014.
Personal Life and Net Worth
The charming champion Sally Fitzgibbons surfing career has seen a lot of accomplishments and achievements. With her hard work and dedication, Sally Fitzgibbons net worth is $1 million.
Regarding her personal life, Sally Fitzgibbons is engaged to her boyfriend Trent Merrin on November 2015. Trent Merrin is a NRL player. The couple stayed in relationship for four years before getting engaged.
Sally Fitzgibbons surfing practice from her early days made her a star and also won her 6-Star Event a couple of time. Now a remarkable name in the world of surfing, Sally Fitzgibbons’s name has sparkled with her devotion, passion and hard work for surfing.