On Saturday, Sally Fitzgibbons placed second at the 2010 Women’s US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA, taking home $15,000
Fitzgibbons, who smashed the highest scores of women’s competition throughout the event’s entirety, struggled to get a start in the Final and finished runner-up.
“It was a really tough Final and there wasn’t much opportunity to open up,” Fitzgibbons said. “I had a really good time here at the US Open and second place is awesome so I’ll just take it and move on to the next event.”
Fitzgibbons, who has been the runner-up in the last three ASP Women’s World Tour events, was disappointed with the loss, but feels she is close to locking down a major victory in the near future.
“My time is obviously around the corner,” Fitzgibbons said. “I wanted to win that one, but there are more events and it’s great that Nike put up the extra money. It really added to the excitement and hopefully next time I catch a few more waves”.