Sally Fitzgibbons wins the Roxy Pro, France
“I’m so stoked, it’s been a long road this year and I wanted to finish strong,” said Sal Fitz after winning the Roxy Pro, France today at kinda pumping Capbreton. “In that final we switched peaks and I was just sorting things out when she got that 10, and I couldn’t hear anything after that. […]
“I’m so stoked, it’s been a long road this year and I wanted to finish strong,” said Sal Fitz after winning the Roxy Pro, France today at kinda pumping Capbreton. “In that final we switched peaks and I was just sorting things out when she got that 10, and I couldn’t hear anything after that. I got that last good one and I was hoping it would be enough. It’s the most amazing feeling ! I’ve got my brother and my dad here and all my family watching online, they’ve been there for me every step of the way!”
It’s the first win for Sal this season (though she’s come plenty close) and she did so with panache: The first 10 of the event and three of the highest scores. With title contenders Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright making it to the business end, the title shall now be decided at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro, Portugal, which starts October 3.
“I didn’t really have expectations, I’ve come here to surf, have fun and enjoy myself !” said Tyler, who finished runner up and is still a v good chance for a first world title. “It was awesome to see Sally go out there and win her first event this year cause I know it means a lot to her, and she surfed awesome, definitely the standout of the event. She smashed it and that’s great for our sport to have a surfer like her on tour.”
Carissa was a little less roll-with-the-punches, having felt the title slip outta reach at this event (though, it’ll all come down to the final stop). “Of course I’m bummed, I wanted to make the final and have a strong performance, but that’s competition I just have to stay happy and focused and get excited for Portugal,” said Baby Riss. “I think the biggest key to winning in a place like this is being able to adapt very quickly cause it’s always changing out here. I didn’t find the waves that really built up and allowed for good surfing.”
Tyler, with tail twerk. Photo: Roxy
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