Fitzgibbons has well and truly shaken the proverbial ‘runner-up-monkey’ off her back, taking her second consecutive elite tour victory, winning the ASP Subaru Pro in Taranaki, New Zealand today.
Fresh off her maiden victory at Bells Beach last week, Fitzgibbons proved her ‘bridesmaid days were over’, defeating defending event champion and ratings leader Carissa Moore, 18, (HAW), to secure the ASP Women’s World No. 1 position.
The Subaru Pro is Event No. 3 of 7 on the ASP Women's World Title Tour and will feature the Top 17 Women plus one wildcard. The event is part of the TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival and will be webcast LIVE via http://www.nzsurffestival.co.nz/