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Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Roxy Pro

by on Wednesday 25th September, 2013   9898 Visits   Comments

In a high scoring, tension infused final at Le Penon beach, Australian, Sally Fitzgibbons, defeated her compatriot, Tyler Wright, by .67 of a point.

Sitting in second, just behind Carissa Moore on the ASP rankings, Wright must have felt the Roxy Pro trophy in her grasp when she posted a perfect 10-point ride with just five minutes to spare. However, Fitzgibbons kept her cool, and when a walling left came her way she fired off a string of solid backhand turns culminating in a shorebreak bash and subtle claim.

In the final seconds Wright prowled the inside, looking for a modest score to backup her perfect ride. But it was to no avail, the fun peaks which had pulsed throughout the day would not materialise, and Fitzgibbons raised her arms to the sky in near disbelief. 

“I’m so stoked. It’s been a long road this year,” said Fitzgibbons. “In the final we switched peaks and I was just sorting things out when she dropped that ten. I couldn’t hear anything after that, and when I got that last good one, I was just hoping that it was enough.” 

Tomorrow the men’s world tour will take to the water for the first round of the Quik Pro. The official Magicseaweed forecast can be viewed here.

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