- 25 September 2013 | Surfing
Sally Fitzgibbons has conquered the Roxy Pro France 2013, in Seignosse Le Penon, after narrowly defeating Tyler Wright.
It's Fitzgibbons's first event win in the 2013 season, but she had to fight through a tight back and forth battle in the final when Wright caught an inside righthander to score the only other perfect 10 point ride of the event.
"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!", says Sally Fitzgibbons.
"I saw her do that little air out the back and I thought game on I got to do something big now! Patience and perseverance and just keeping your head down, I kept going and I'm just so happy!"
Tyler Wright unfortunately couldn't find a last opportunity to ameliorate her backup of a 7.00 point and eventually placed runner-up.
"I didn't really have expectations, I've come here to surf, have fun and enjoy myself! 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", added Wright.
Wright consolidates her current second place on the rankings and sits an incredibly low 200 points behind current leader Carissa Moore, making for a spectacular finish in Portugal.
Roxy Pro France 2013 Final:
1. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 17.67
2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.00