Rarely do you get the chance to make sporting history.
Gerroa's Sally Fitzgibbons did just that when she became one of 18 athletes to qualify through the World Surfing League championship (WSL) tour for selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Surfing is now an Olympic sport and Fitzgibbons says getting the chance to represent Australia at the Olympics is a "pretty surreal" feeling.
"When I started this sport there was no Olympic dream and as my journey progressed I kept on showing up and now surfing is in the Olympics and I am going," she said.
"To represent Australia is something we all dream of as kids and I have watched the Olympics all the way back since I can remember.
"So I am pretty emotional, very excited and yeah I can wait for it to come around."
All sportspeople have to earn a spot in the Olympic Games and only the best surfers get the opportunity.
There is a maximum of two men and two women for each country that can qualify for the 2020 Games.
The 28-year-old Fitzgibbons is a three-time World Title runner-up and finished her rookie season in 2009 at number five.
She is one one of the top surfers in the world and has the results to prove it.
Fitzgibbons, thanks to her result at this week's Roxy Pro France, is guaranteed to finish as one of the top two Australian women on the WSL rankings and has earned her provisional place to represent Australia and compete in Tokyo.
She reached the quarter-finals for the France event and took on French rival Johanne Defay.
The French surfer with 15.40 points got the better of Fitzgibbons with 9.26 points.
Olympic selection would have made the Gerroa surfer feel better about her quarter- final result.
Defay, in the meantime, said she enjoyed the conditions
"I had a great time out there," said Defay.
"I was a bit sceptical when they sent us out at La Nord on the incoming tide but we really had time to find the right waves and I got that very nice one with the nine.
"That wave just had a great wall and I didn't need a huge score so I focused on the first turn and gave it everything.
"Then I saw I actually had time to hit it a second time and I was stoked to land that re-entry at the end."
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