When Sally Fitzgibbons talks about surfing, she gets a gleam in her eye and the biggest grin on her face. Her energy is contagious and her excitement for her sport can convince anyone that the best place to be is on your surfboard. One of the things Sal is really dedicated to is encouraging young Aussie kids to make the most of our beaches and enjoy the waves!
We couldn’t wait to partner with Sal for the Kids Pro Assist event at the inaugural International Beach Festival at Cronulla Beach. The event offered sixty lucky kids the chance to experience the ultimate surf lesson from the world’s best pro surfers. To coach the kids, Sal was joined by team rider Codie Klein and fellow WSL tour mates Felicity Palmateer, Sage Erickson and the Women’s Pro winner Silvana Lima.
Making a start in the water at a young age could be the beginning of a lifetime of chasing waves. It’s all about confidence, positive encouragement and skill development. The kids who participated in the Kids Pro Assist have started to learn essential skills through the Nippers Program’s offered at their local surf lifesaving clubs. Piping Hot sponsors local clubs at Noosa Heads, Burleigh Heads, Manly, Bondi and Torquay.