Sally Takes Charge

Sally Takes Charge

by DHD Surf

What a start to the year for Sally Fitzgibbons taking out the Australian Open at Manly recently. Sally rode her new Project 15 5’7 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/8 picture below. One of the models DH shaped for her new Snapper/Australian Open quiver. This was a great result for Sally as she won the US open last year, making her back to back winner of the USA/Australian Open Series.

A great start to the year for the DHD team and we are all expecting a tough and friendly battle between Sally and Steph this year. Both team riders are pumped to get the year rolling, with the upcoming Roxy Pro at Snapper.

The winning Project 15

Check out the shots below of Sally and her new quiver for the Australian Open.

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) defeated Sofia Mulanovich (PER) in the final of the ASP 6-Star rated Australian Open Of Surfing, both surfers posted decent scores, but Fitzgibbons timed her turns to perfection to take out the event and claim the USD$8,000 winners cheque. Fitzgibbons has been in fantastic form all event, being rewarded by the judges for her ability to link turns together with her trademark smooth style. This week at the Australian Open Of Surfing Fitzgibbons notched four of the top 10 wave scores and two of the top three heat totals, proving that she was the inform surfer of the event and that she’s not being hampered by her wrist injury.  

“It’s unbelievable!” Fitzgibbons said. “I was just focusing on working through my boards and going through some heats and before I know it I’m in the final. Sofia (Mulanovich) is such a tough competitor, I knew she’d be able to get the score needed, so it was a nervous wait at the end there. To win in front of this crowd, with so much support feels amazing! Then to have won the US Open and then the first ever Australian Open back to back is a special achievement.”

The 2012 DHD quiver, looking bright and fresh, just like Sally’s surfing.