TEAM ROSTERS AND BIOS
51 nations united in peace
Select any country name to view their team roster and learn more about our competing athletes.
Australia
DIVISION / Open Women
Nikki Van Dijk
  • Age / 26
Australia
DIVISION / Open Men
Owen Wright
  • Age / 31
  • Height / 1.9
  • Born / Culburra Beach
  • Board / DHD
  • Hobbies / Surfing
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/athletes/297/owen-wright
Australia
DIVISION / Open Men
Ryan Callinan
  • Age / 28
  • Height / 1.85
  • Born / Newcastle
  • Favorite surf break / Macaronis
  • Board / JS Surfboards
  • Sponsors / Billabong, Ocean and Earth, JS surfboards.
  • Biggest Achievement / 2nd Quiksilver Pro France WCT
  • Hobbies / Photography, reading, hanging with friends
I love surfing, and travelling to new places, exploring and experiencing new things. 29 years old, from Newcastle, Australia.
Australia
DIVISION / Open Women
Sally Fitzgibbons
  • Age / 30
  • Height / 1.7
  • Born / Gerroa
  • Favorite surf break / Cloudbreak
  • Board / Sharpeye Surfboard
  • Sponsors / Boost Mobile, Land Rover, Under Armour, Novotel Hotels, Sharpeye Surfboards, Devika Tech Solutions, Almond Breeze,
  • Biggest Achievement / 3 x World Runner up, 3 x ISA Champion, 11 x World Tour Titles
  • Hobbies / Watching sport, cooking, golf...
Sally was born in Australia in Gerroa, a small country town just south of Sydney. She was your typical Aussie youngster keen to play all sorts of sports and quickly found herself excelling at all of them. As a teen she was staring down a path set before her at the 2000 Olympics by the great Cathy Freeman. As a runner, Sally won gold in the 800m and 1500m at the Australian Youth Olympics and went on to run qualifying times for World Juniors in Czech Republic. Sally’s infatuation with sport and living an active lifestyle were clear but it was the ocean that could provide her with the competitive environment she loved, and also the space to remain mindful and in touch with the natural world.

Sally’s built a formidably competitive career with 11 WSL World Tour Championship wins and three runner-up finishes to the World Title (2010, 2011, 2012). Sally won the World Junior Championship in 2007 and again in 2008 and then won the World Qualifying Series the same year to qualify for the elite World Surfing Tour. Since finishing fifth in her rookie year on tour and she’s been a world title contender every year since, finishing in the top 5 on the tour nine years out of eleven and is known as the most consistent surfer on the tour.

In 2011 Sally won her first WSL World Tour event at the 50th Anniversary Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. A week later she went back-to-back in New Zealand at the Subaru Pro. Then in August she won the Nike US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California. With more victories in Australia, Brazil, France and Fiji Sally’s been a figurehead in the evolution of women’s surfing, in an era that’s bridged the gap in performance. Nothing better highlights her determination and courage than her 2015 Fiji Pro victory at the famed Cloudbreak Reef, beating the entire field despite suffering a painful perforated eardrum in the second round. 

Sally is the author of two books ‘Live Like Sally’ and ‘Summer Fit - All Year Round’ and encourages all she comes in contact with to lead active and healthy lifestyles

Sally Olympic dream disappeared in 2009 when she joined the World Surfing Tour but as fate would have it Tokyo 2021 has introduced Surfing as a new Olympic sport and Sally has qualified to represent Australia.


Achievements
- WSL World Tour runner-up 2010, 2011, 2012
- Has been in the top 5 of the world tour for 9 years
- Has held the Yellow Leaders Jersey (World #1 position) 8 times
- 11 World Tour Wins including 
- Ripcurl Pro Bells Beach x2, Fiji Pro x2, Roxy Pro France, Rio Pro Brazil x3, NZ Pro , Margaret River Pro and Nike US Open
- Appointed to the Board of Directors of Surfing NSW 2015 (now an ambassador)
- ISA World Surfing Games Champion 2008
- ASP World U21 Junior Champion when she was 17
- Won Youth Olympic Gold medals in 800m and 1500m track
- ISA World Surfing Games Champion 2018
Australia
DIVISION / Open Women
Stephanie Gilmore
  • Age / 33
  • Height / 1.78
  • Born / Kingscliff
  • Board / DHD
  • Hobbies / Surfing
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/athletes/389/stephanie-gilmore
Australia
DIVISION / Open Men
Julian Wilson
  • Age / 32
  • Height / 1.83
  • Born / Coolum Beach
  • Favorite surf break / 1st Point Moosa
  • Board / JS Industries
  • Sponsors / Red Bull, Oakley, Sun Bum, JS, FCS, Bonsoy
  • Biggest Achievement / Pipe Masters
  • Hobbies / Motorbike, Golf, Mountain Bike
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/athletes/763/julian-wilson
Your cart

No products in the cart.