Sally Fitzgibbons, rookie on the 2009 ASP Womens World Tour surfed her debut heat today and finished with the highest heat score of the competition thus far... thanks in part to the PERFECT 10 she scored on one of her waves! Be on the lookout for more upsets from Sally this week as the Roxy Pro Gold Coast continues:
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 18, 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour rookie, took command in a hard-fought Round 1 heat, scoring the highest heat total of the day with an 18.77 out of a possible 20, to overtake Silvana Lima (BRA), 24, and Megan Abubo (HAW), 31.
“It was a good start to the event,” Fitzgibbons said. “I was really looking forward to competing up here on the Gold Coast. We were lucky; we had a good heat for waves. I was just looking to get on a roll to push me through the whole event. I am so happy with my heat and to get a 10-point ride is awesome. I keep thinking all the time about making
an air in a contest and I got it finally in that heat so I'm feeling good."
Fitzgibbons would lead the rookie charge on Day 1, an incredible showing that saw the new faces claim four of the six Round 1 heats.
“There has been a few upsets this morning,” Fitzgibbons said. “All the rookies are doing really well which is great to see. We are all around the same age.”