Sally Fitzgibbons in Stab
A Few Hours of Sunlight – from Stab issue 53. Words by Derek Rielly, video by Riley Blakeway. If this magazine is made to put you in a summer mood, then Sally Fitzgibbons is the gold ribbon that ties this tender and charming title together. Let me tell you something about lil Ms Fitz. She’s […]
A Few Hours of Sunlight – from Stab issue 53.
Words by Derek Rielly, video by Riley Blakeway.
If this magazine is made to put you in a summer mood, then Sally Fitzgibbons is the gold ribbon that ties this tender and charming title together.
Let me tell you something about lil Ms Fitz. She’s not just a real close runner-up to the world title this year (taken by the heartkeeping Ms Moore, incidentally), but she is just about the most wonderful gal Stab has ever met (and we’ve met some cuter-than-heaven gals – Loz Enever, Mon Wickey, to name just two of ‘em).
What makes her one of those without shadows? Sally writes texts that… smile, for one. “Love to have a chat and create a page of breezy words! Ha!” she writes in one exchange I’ve kept forever in my Apple telephone.
In person, she’s inclusive, open, deserving, sweet and a little vulnerable. Sal plays chess, she was the dux of her school, she was a gold medal-winning youth Olympian, she eats fruit while the rest of the drones eat candy, she’s never been roaring drunk (or even slightly drunk) and her healthy, strong body reflects this.
At the photo shoot at a city beach, there was an odour of thrill in the air. I reached the excitement and peered through an opening in the stylist, hair gal, two assistants, mum, team manger pack to see a bright-eyed thing at the height of her beauty.
Sally Fitzgibbons, creamy, comic and cute as always. Sally makes you feel carefree. – Derek Rielly
Check out the rest of issue 53, here.
Sierra Kerr On Greasing Full Rotes, Making Dad Cry & Her Concussion @ VSHPBME
'I haven’t got my license yet, but I'm thinking of buying a little truck.'
“There Definitely Needs To Be More Girls That Try Airs”
Caity Simmers' thoughts on her Vans Pipe Masters debut.
Preview: Who’s John John Florence Flushing Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl?
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Watch Now: Kael Walsh, Rolo Montes, And Al Cleland Jr In ‘Saturn’
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The Uber Driver Turned Crypto Millionaire Who Denounced His US Citizenship And Whips Into XXL Nazare
"I do what I want, I don't have a boss." -Toby Trouble
‘I Thought He Was Gonna Grab A Machete… Then He Picked Up A Rock’
2x SSOTY Jai Glindeman’s drama (& left-tube) filled Sumbawa trip.
“The Inside Of Pipeline Sounds Like The Center Of The Universe”
Tosh Tudor seeks solitude at the Vans Pipe Masters.
Is Rasta Rob Really Going To Ride His Beloved Stock Dims Rad Ripper At The Vans Pipe Masters?
An interview with the most rapidly ascended surfer in recent memory.
Sierra Kerr And Robbie McCormick Win Vans Stab High Indonesia Presented By Monster Energy
And we had a live premiere in Oceanside to celebrate.
The Stab Guide To The World Cup
Including which team bears most similarities to former CT surfer Ricky "Ricky Badness" Basnett.
Unlocked: Albee Layer Speaks His Mind In His SEOTY Entry, ‘Delirium’
Come for the double rotations, stay for Albee's existential thoughts on surfing and life.
Craig Anderson Could Find A Spitting Tube In A Tranquil Koi Pond
“How the fuck did I get an invite?”
Unlocked: Parker Coffin Combats Seven Years Worth Of Mind Demons In SEOTY Entry ‘Sendo’
Sometimes, the only way out is through the belly of a Pipe bomb.
How Can You Make A Giant Board On A Big Wave Feel Small?
Inside the radical evolution happening in the gun design space.