Sally Fitzgibbons Biography

( 1990 - )

Facts of Sally Fitzgibbons

Date of Birth: 1990, December 19
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign:: sagittarius
Birth Name Sally Fitzgibbons
Father Martin Fitzgibbons
Mother Mary Fitzgibbons
Nationality Australian

Sally Fitzgibbons was born in Gerroa, New South Wales Australia, on 19 December 1990. Sally started surfing at the tender age of six. Her father was the one who taught her to surf. She grew up alongside three elder brothers.

 

Sally made her State and Australia proud by representing on other sports, including athletics, winning gold at the (2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival) 800m and 1500m touch football, soccer, and surfing.

Career Highlights

Sally Fitzgibbons first significant result as a surfer began at the age of 14 when she became the youngest surfer to win an ASP Pro Junior (Under 21's) event.  She also finishing second at the World Qualifying Series (WQS) Billabong Easter Girls Festival on the same day. 

Sally's victorious journey continued throughout her junior years, winning the Australasian Pro Junior Series in 2007 and again in 2008. At 15, Sally represented Australia at the International Surfing Association (ISA) U18 World Surfing Titles in Brazil placing second. At 16, she traveled 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. 

Defeating Carisa Moore in the final of the Rip Curl Women's Pro at Bells Beach, Sally Fitzgibbons won her first ASP World Tour event, on 23 April 2011. A week later Sally won her second ASP World Tour event, once again defeating Carissa Moore in the final of the Subaru Pro in Taranaki, New Zealand. 

This victory made her 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. Sally also won the 6-Star event Swatch Girls Pro France in 2011

Sally won the first ever Australian Open after defeating 2004 World Champion Sofia Mulanovich in February 2012 thus declaring her the first person to hold the US and Australian Open titles at the same time. 

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Sally Fitzgibbons claimed three trophies at the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards: the first was for finishing runner-up in the 2011 World Tour, second for Women's ASP Heat of the Year, and finally ASP Surfer's Surfer award. Sally's biopic, Behind The Smile, was released at the start of 2014, covering her life as she chased her dream of becoming a World Champion.  

Personal life

Sally Fitzgibbons was previously in a relationship with the NRL football player Trent Merrin. She and Trent were together for three years and had even taken their relationship to a new level from being a boyfriend to fiance. But, the wedding was called off and instead, the two split off, putting an end to their love affair. She is reportedly single at the moment.

Salary and net worth

Sally Fitzgibbons makes an earning of $416,400 from her profession as a surfer and has career earnings of $1,017,750. However, this Australian surf star's current net worth is under review. Currently, she is indulged with the companies like Red Bull, Samsung, X-Dubai, Firewire surfboards, Land Rover and FCS fins.



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