Pro surfer turned fitness entrepreneur Sally Fitzgibbons will soon call the Gold Coast her home-away-from-home, after snapping up a two-bedroom apartment in the $1 billion Jewel development for an undisclosed sum.
The 25-year-old, who cut her teeth at the Gold Coast as a junior surfer, said she’d been on the hunt for a quality investment to add to her business portfolio after selling her ‘bachelorette pad’ in Minnamurra late last year.
“The Gold Coast will always have a warm place in my heart, so it’s only fitting it has a place in my property portfolio as well,” she said.
While it is unknown how much Fitzgibbons paid for her apartment in the three-tower project, other two-bedroom apartments at Jewel have been selling for $1.5 million.
In addition to her new property purchase, Fitzgibbons will soon be releasing her Train Like Sally fitness app in October.
The developers behind the Jewel development, joint venture partners Wanda Ridong Group, will also partner with Fitzgibbons to create an new surfing contest – the International Women’s Surf Classic – which will take place at Sydney’s northern beaches in November.
Jewel Director of Sales and Marketing Lucas Wilson said said it was a natural fit to join forces in launching a world class women’s surfing event Down Under. “The Gold Coast’s 21 patrolled beaches and Sydney’s popular northern beaches are magnets for surfers, so after we heard what Sally was launching in Sydney – a platform event for emerging female athletes to be celebrated and to own the limelight – it was a natural progression for us to become a part of,” Mr Wilson said.
Due to be completed in 2019, Jewel will feature 512 residential apartments, a 169-suite, a five-star hotel, three levels of basement parking to accommodate 812 vehicles, as well as high-end retail and culinary precincts.