Sally Fitzgibbons provided one of the best moments of the recent Countdown Series when she launched an air reverse during a heat at Cabarita.
In a recent clip she posted, the World Number Five has shown that was no fluke. Sally has them on command and will be bringing this improved aspect of her game into the 2021 season.
While airs are unlikely to score very highly at Honolua Bay or Sunset, further into the season the ability to pull these progressive maneuvers is a point of difference at high-performance waves.
And where is the world's most recognized (natural) aquatic skatepark? None other than Lower Trestles -- home of the WSL Finals, which will see the top five men and top five women on the Jeep Leaderboard at the end of the regular season head to Orange County for a one-day, winner-take-all shot at the title.
Getting into the Top Five is no small task, but if Sally finds herself there at the end of the season .... could 2021 be her year?