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What She Rode: Sally Fitzgibbons

Meet the "Next Step" that Sally Fitz rode to the Fiji Pro win

| posted on June 03, 2014
Sally Fitzgibbons stepped up on her "Next Step" to win her second Tour event of the year in Fiji. Photo: Joli

Sally Fitzgibbons stepped up on her “Next Step” to win her second Tour event of the year in Fiji. Photo: Joli

That’s two podiums in a row for Sally Fitzgibbons. After making quick work of the beachbreaks of Rio she backed up her efforts with a first-place finish in waves of a considerably different scale in Fiji. It takes a wide skill-set and a wider quiver to find success in both arenas, so for Restaurants and Cloudbreak she packed her bravado and her collection of step-ups. After snapping one early on finals day she finished for the win on her “Next Step” shown here, designed by Jon Pyzel and made by Firewire.

SALLY FITZGIBBONS
HEIGHT: 5’7” (170.18 cm)
WEIGHT: 127 lbs (57.6 kg)

SHAPER: Jon Pyzel
MODEL: Next Step
LENGTH: 6’0″
WIDTH: 17 5/8″
THICKNESS: 2 3/16″
VOLUME: 22.9L
TAIL: Round Pin
CONCAVE: Double to slight vee off the tail

FINS: FCSII Julian Wilson “JW” Model (Medium)
HEIGHT: 4.50″
BASE: 4.29”
AREA: 14.06″

The effervescent Sally Fitz and her winning stick. Her Fiji Pro title puts her at second in the Women's World Title rankings. Photo: Joli

Sally Fitz and her winning stick. Her Fiji Pro title puts her at second in the Women’s World Title rankings. Photo: Joli

Photos: Joli

Rounded-pin tail, FCSII Thruster setup, and the chicken-scratch dimensions that bring it all together. Photos: Joli

The smile, the cant, and the splay that did the trick in Fiji. Also, Firewire’s trademark parabolic balsa rails. Photos: Joli

The smile, the cant, and the splay that did the trick in Fiji. Also, Firewire’s trademark parabolic balsa rails. Photos: Joli