Sport for Women

Sally Fitzgibbons Runner-Up At Hunter Ports Women’s Classic

Today Dimity Stoyle (Sunshine Coast) won the ASP 6-Star rated Hunter Ports Women’s Classic defeating fellow Australian and ASP world number 2 ranked surfer Sally Fitzgibbons.

In Stormy 2m (6-feet) surf at Merewether Beach in Newcastle, Stoyle waited until half way through the final before taking a first wave. Stoyle’s choice resulted in a decisive 8.67 excellent ride which set up the final win on a score-line of 14.67 (Stoyle) to Fitzgibbons on 13.67.

Fitzgibbons now heads to the first World Tour event the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast with a win and a second in the lead in tournaments and a lot of confidence following her performance yesterday where she scored a near perfect 19.43 in her Semifinal win.

“These lead-in events have been good to me – a first and a second is good preparation and I feel really confident for next week’s Roxy Pro” said Fitzgibbons.

“Particuarly yesterday in those challenging waves and to score a near perfect heat score in my Semifinal has me in a good frame of mind – I’m ready to go.”

The Roxy Pro is the opening event to the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour season and begins next Saturday March 2nd at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta Qld.

Hunter Ports Women’s Classic Results

Final: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.67, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 13.67

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