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Fitzgibbons readies to defend her title in Taranaki NZ

Sally Fitzgibbons : photo ASP/Scholtz


TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival
featuring the Dow
AgroSciences Pro

ASP Women’s World Championship Tour Event No. 3 of
Taranaki, New Zealand
April 11 – 15, 2012

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Fitzgibbons Readies to Defend TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival Title

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 April, 2012 : - - Taranaki, New
Zealand – The TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro, stop
No. 3 of 7 on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, is just days away
from kickoff and the globe’s finest female surfers have flocked from Australia
to Taranaki, New Zealand to continue their respective ASP World Title campaigns.

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, defending TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival champion, is
fresh off of a major victory at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach and is hoping to
contribute a mirror performance from 2011 by taking back-to-back titles in New
Zealand as well.

"It's all sinking in and we're off to New Zealand today," Fitzgibbons said.
"It's great to have some momentum heading into that event again. I went
back-to-back at Bells and I'm hoping the magic will stay with me in New Zealand
this week."

Fitzgibbons, who is currently rated second on the ASP Women’s World
Championship Tour, is excited to enjoy the natural wonders that New Zealand has
to offer while hunting down her maiden ASP World Title.

"I love New Zealand," Fitzgibbons said. "Taranaki is especially beautiful.
The waves, the mountains, the people - it's a special place."

While the young Australian is carrying the momentum from her victory at Bells
Beach, Fitzgibbons knows the road to the Final at the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival
will be no easy task.

"There are no easy heats at this level of competition and everyone is a
threat," Fitzgibbons said. "All you can do is be as prepared as possible and
surf to your strengths."

The TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro holds a
waiting period from April 11 through 15 and will be webcast href="" target=_blank>LIVE

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Upcoming TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival Round 1 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Laura Enever
(AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS),
Coco Ho (HAW), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Sarah
Mason (NZL), Wildcard
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA),
Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sage
Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sofia Mulanovich (PER),
Pauline Ado (FRA)





more info:

Previous reports:
# 1 : Coming

# 2 : Coming

# 3 : Coming

# 4 : Coming



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Source: ASP

Authors: Will Hayden-Smith / Dave Prodan

Tags: TSB Bank, Dow AgroSciences, ASP, Taranaki

Events: Surfersvillage



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