Australia's amateur female surfers have the chance to compete alongside some of the best in the world at the opening World Surf League event.
Boost Mobile is giving one surfer the chance to compete in trials where a spot at the Boost Mobile Pro, to be held at Snapper Rocks, is up for grabs.
The Boost Mobile Pro Wildcard Competition allows surfers to upload a video through Instagram with the top 10 most voted entries short-listed before Sally Fitzgibbons picks who will compete in the April trials.
"This is so exciting," she said.
"The first time we have ever seen this. The first time Snapper Rocks has ever been the Boost Mobile Pro. Firsts going down everywhere.
We are on the hunt!!! We are looking for one lucky Aussie girl to take our wild card spot into the Boost mobile pro Trials on the Gold Coast in 2019! How to enter? 1. Film a clip of you surfing at your best (has to be under a minute) 2. Upload your clip to Instagram making sure to tag #boostmobilewildcard @boostaus @sally_fitz @wsl 3. Get voting! Get your friends, family, board riders clubs, dogs, tradespeople all to vote for you as the top 10 most voted for clips will go into the final. 4. The final winner will be judged by Aussie champ and boost rider @sally_fitz !! The comp runs till the 21/3/19 so get those cameras, gopros, drone and phones and get posting! More info- www.boost.com.au/wildcard tag someone who should enter this!
"It is an inspiring time to be a young female surfer. It is what dreams are made of for anyone aspiring to get on tour."
Fitzgibbons grew up playing anything and everything under the sun but as she reached her teenage years, her calendar became quite full so naturally, it dwindled down to a few sports, which were running, soccer and surfing.
But surfing had always been a constant in her life and she was naturally drawn to it.
"It is a sport that is so full of the unknown and every wave being different allows me to come back to it each day with fresh eyes and a new found love," Fitzgibbons said.
However, the 28-year-old knows how tough it is breaking into the Pro Circuit.
At the age of 18, Fitzgibbons became the fastest surfer to ever qualify for the world tour and has now spent 10 years on the Pro Circuit.
There are only 17 full-time World Surf League spots available each year and unless surfers remain in the top 10, they get cycled through to the Qualifying tour.
"It takes everything you've got to stay at your best and on this Tour and for those of us on there we know we'll do whatever it takes," Fitzgibbons said.
In her rookie season, she finished in the No. 2 spot behind fellow Australian Stephanie Gilmore before going on to finish as runner-up the two following years.
So with her own experiences in mind of being a young surfer trying to make it as a professional, Fitzgibbons jumped at the opportunity to be a judge for the competition.
"Just thinking back to when I was the age of some of the emerging groms and how huge something like this would have been to my world," she said.
"It's super cool have a hand in picking a winner but I'm most excited to be able to watch all the amazing performances get laid down and be inspired to go out and do my own best surfing."
Fitzgibbons also has some words of advice for young surfers looking to enter.
"Back yourself," she said.
"It takes so much courage to be vulnerable and put yourself and your surfing on the line.
"I feel if you can go beyond just the excitement of getting the golden ticket or being disappointed if you don't, and just see how big it is to believe in your goal and walk away with the strength you showed to stand up and have a crack. Just keep strengthening and showing up."
The winner will be announced on March 26 and will have the chance to surf it out at the Boost Mobile Pro Trials at Gold Coast on April 2.