Sally surfs her way to top spot

Sally Fitzgibbons. WSL/Morris.
Sally Fitzgibbons. WSL/Morris.

Gerroa’s Sally Fitzgibbons has moved to the number one position in the race for the world title after a quarter-final appearance at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, California.

Young Australian competitor, Keely Andrew caused a massive upset at the event, when she finished runner-up to Brazilian Silvana Lima.

Andrew took out US rival Courtney Conlogue in the semi-final, which paved the way for Fitzgibbons to move into the number one spot on the Jeep Leaderboard.

Fitzgibbons, who finished in fifth place in the Swatch Pro, will now don the Jeep Leaders' yellow jersey when the tour heads to the Cascais Women’s Pro in Portugal later this month.

Culburra’s Tyler Wright held the number one spot gong into the Swatch Pro, but an early round exit meant she moved down to third position on the leaderboard. 

Fitzgibbons sits on 45,100 points, in front of Courtney Conlogue (US) on 44,800, Wright is in third on 44,700, while fellow Australian Stephanie Gilmore is in fourth spot on 39,950.