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The Rottnest Rip Curl Search Winners Gabriel Medina & Sally Fitzgibbons

The Rottnest Rip Curl Search Winners Gabriel Medina & Sally Fitzgibbon

Rottnest island played host to the inaugural Rip Curl Rottnest Search, a professional short-board surfing competition that took place at Strickland Bay, one of the premier surfing destinations in Western Australia.

The Rip Curl Rottnest Search was the fourth and final stop of the Australia Championship Tour and with 36 male and 18 female surfers competing over five to six days.

Crowned winners for the event were, Gabriel Medina and Sally Fitzgibbons who have won the Rip Curl Rottnest Search after the biggest day of surf during the competition window.

Fitzgibbons and Medina are the first Championship Tour surfers to win an event at Strickland Bay, on the island of Wadjemup. With this win, Fitzgibbons moves into second place in the rankings, behind Yellow Jersey holder Carissa Moore.

Meanwhile, Medina has solidified his hold of the Number One position, with around 8000 points separating him and World no.2 Italo Ferreira.

Sally Fitzgibbons won this event with powerful, stylish backhand surfing - WSL / MATT DUNBAR

Gabriel Medina in best form - WSL / MATT DUNBAR

After four events in Australia the Tour will now head to the Californian desert for the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro.

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