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Fitzgibbons fires up for Fiji

Sally Wins Photo Stephen Roberts WSL

Sally Fitzgibbons has claimed her first WSl event win of the season, despite busting her ear drum in a previous heat. Fitzgibbons consistently posted high scores throughout the event and on final day she was the biggest stand out. The final highlights are below

With an aggressive backhand attack in chunky conditions at Cloudbreak Fitzgibbons fought strongly from beginning to end and when the siren went to mark the end of the final she burst into tears. See her post contest interview below

Second placed Bianca Buitendag also thoroughly earned her spot in the final placing the highest scores in both the quarter and semi-finals.

The day started with round 4 heats being played out to decide the quarterfinalists. The surf was pumping all day but the weather got worse as the day went along with the final taking place in a massive downpour.

The results of the Fiji pro have changed the leaderboard, although Carissa Moore still holds the top spot it is by a slender margin with Courtney Conlogue having closed the gap in the last two events. Sally Fitzgibbons boosted by winning this event has climbed three spots to sit in third place. Bianca Buitendag who has also climbed three places to sixth. Unfortunately for Stephanie Gilmore having missed the last two events due to injury has slid four places to number eight on the leaderboard.

The women’s Fiji Pro was a thoroughly enjoyable event and the action is set to continue with the men’s event starting on the 7th June.

Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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