A worldwide competition that attracted hundreds of online entries has named a Queensland water spider in Fanning’s honour, the winning name coming from a Brazilian arachnologist – who was also a surfing fan.
In the most recent episode of Red Bull’s Chasing the Shot, the Northern Lights lit up the sky at night, setting the stage for what Fanning said was one of the best nights of his life.
He wants Another World Title in 2017
What if I told you there was an unknown sand-bottom right that is five kilometres long, breaks 20 metres off the beach, holds six foot of swell and has only been surfed by four people on the entire planet?
Join Mick Fanning, as he goes home… and faces the Irish Crossroads.
Mick Fanning demands performance. His days are made up of endless hours in the ocean, running laps on the Gold Coast points, always searching for that perfect wave to finish his session.
The three time world champion braved the sub zero temperatures to surf the waves under the aurora borealis at Lofoten, and the two Norwegian photographers wwho’d been talking for two years about, and trying to figure out how to pull off, shooting surfing under the planet’s greatest light show.
In the last six months, Fanning has fought off a great white shark, donated $75,000 to a shark-attack victim, here, he deals easily with a bodyboarder who unwisely dropped in on him at his home break of Snapper Rocks in Australia.
After a rollercoaster 2015, Mick figured he had met his drama limit for the decade and opted out of full-time WSL competition in 2016. His goal, to Search with friends. With Mason in tow, here’s Mick’s foray into the icy wilderness.
Mick Fanning already has his hand up to coach when surfing makes its Olympic debut in 2020 after the sport was added to the Tokyo program, along with skateboarding, sports climbing, karate, baseball and softball.