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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

  • Timmy

    cant and splay are same thing.
    also rail usually felt with the hand gauge opposite of picture, fingers deckside.
    Design forum photos and descriptions should be accurate to educate.
    Cannot beat that winning smile and good form and style. Go Sally!