ABOUT ME 2017-12-02T04:41:22+00:00

Being a professional surfer is the greatest job in the world. The ocean is my office, nature is my business partner, and the industry is the best it’s ever been. Being a part of elite women’s surfing right now is such a privilege. It’s been a wild ride so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.

THE EARLY YEARS

That’s me having the time of my life on my boogie board at Gerroa beach, on the South Coast of New South Wales. I’m lucky to say I still have that much fun in the ocean every day. Pretty soon after this picture was taken I upgraded to my very first surfboard, out the back with my three big brothers. I didn’t care if I was younger or smaller than them, always wanted to be able to do everything they could.

But surfing wasn’t my only love. As a kid, I ran track, played soccer, touch, footy, as many sports as I could fit in. Running to gold medals in the 800m and 1500m at the Youth Olympics in 2007 was definitely a highlight for me. I’ve always wanted to represent Australia. I firmly believe that we can all achieve anything we put our mind to.

YOUTH OLYMPIAN

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MEDALLIST IN THE 800M AND 1500M AT THE 2007 YOUTH OLYMPICS
YOUTH OLYMPIAN

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MEDALLIST IN THE 800M AND 1500M AT THE 2007 YOUTH OLYMPICS

SURFING CHOSE ME

When I was 17, I won the World Surf League Qualifying Series in a whirlwind – I was the youngest and fastest to ever qualify for the world tour. It solidified the career path I had imagined, and I haven’t looked back.

CAREER TOTAL

10

EVENT WINS ON THE WORLD
SURF LEAGUE WOMEN’S
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR
IMAGE: WSL/ KELLY CESTARI

CURRENTLY RANKED

#3

ON THE WORLD SURF LEAGUE WOMEN’S
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

CAREER TOTAL

10

EVENT WINS ON THE WORLD
SURF LEAGUE WOMEN’S
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR
IMAGE: WSL/ KELLY CESTARI

CURRENTLY RANKED

#3

ON THE WORLD SURF LEAGUE WOMEN’S
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

I’ve been on tour for 12 years now, and over time, the whole experience weaves this tapestry of wins and losses, highs and lows, that makes you the competitor that you are today. And sharing that journey with you is what brings it all to life. The fans on the beach, my family back home in Gerroa watching live at 2 am, it still blows me away and it’s part of the reason I’m still competing today.

VOTED AUSTRALIA’S #1

MOST TRUSTED
SPORTSWOMAN

2014

VOTED AUSTRALIA’S #1

MOST TRUSTED
SPORTSWOMAN

2014

MY OTHER ELEMENT

Fitness is such an integral part of everything I do on tour. I love discovering new ways to move and challenge my body, to be stronger, fitter and more powerful in the water. Nothing compares to the confidence that comes from that kind of inner strength – it’s infectious.

I wanted to share that philosphy with others so in 2016 I completed my Cert III Personal Training Qualification. I firmly believe that our fitness, well-being, and self-confidence are all connected. My FITZ programs are grounded in that philosophy – because it’s not just about looking good in a bikini. It’s about real strength, functional fitness and a holistic view to creating better health.

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LASTING LEGACIES

My #1 goal is still my surfing career – I want to win that world title. I’m still an athlete first and foremost. But building something that’s bigger than me – that’s what really makes it meaningful. That’s when The Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation was born. Our objective is simple: connect many, inspire more, energise all.

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