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5 minutes with Sally Fitzgibbons

5 minutes with Sally Fitzgibbons

Full name?

Sally Fitzgibbons.

Nickname?

Sal.

Star sign?

Sagittarius.

Place of birth?

Gerroa, New South Wales, Australia. 

Summer drink?

I don't drink alcohol but love fresh juices; Orange juice, mango, green apple, pineapple, ginger, coconut water and ice makes an awesome juice or another favourite of mine is  watermelon, apple and mint. 

Summer smell?

I love the smell of Mangos in summer. 

Top three beaches?

It's hard to narrow it down but a few all time ones are:

Seven Mile Beach Gerroa where I grew up;

Bells Beach where I won my first world tour event; and

Hossegor in France because of the amazing sunsets and long summer days.

Best beauty advice you've been given? 

Wear a good sunscreen like Solar-D as it lets the vitamin D through while keeping you protected. Make sure to reapply during the day and to wash everything off your face of a night. Your skin will love you for it : )

Beauty products you can't live without?

Pawpaw ointment, Ella Bache SPF lip balm, coconut oil and a great face moisturiser, as well as a leave in hair conditioner for after the surf.

Five things that are always in your handbag?

Lip gloss, Tic Tacs, facial blotting paper, perfume and my Samsung GS5.

Favourite scent?

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle. 

Music of choice? 

A couple of favourite listens would be Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. 

Women you most admire?

A few women that I have admired over the years from their sheer hard work, determination and passion would be Layne Beachley, Megan Gayle and my great friend Kimberly Abbott.

What advice would you give the next generation of women?

Live your passion and never, ever give up!

Don't be deterred from your ultimate goal when faced with setbacks.

Gather your strength each time you get knocked down to get back up and charge at it again.

What qualities in women inspire you?

Determination, perseverance, passion.

Where do you look for inspiration?

Exceptional performance in all sports.

What are you secretly addicted to?

Finding a million different ways to exercise. I put pen to paper this year and wrote a few down (check out my book ‘Live Like Sally’ :)

What are three words to describe your work?

Unpredictable, challenging and exhilarating. 

What work are you most proud of?

My documentary ‘Sally: Behind The Smile’.

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