Mick Fanning is equally well-known for his 3 world titles as he is for overcoming adversity. He lost a brother at age 16, recovered from a potentially career ending injury at 23, and at the age of 34, survived a shark attack and lost another brother on the morning of the finals where the fate of his 4th world title would be decided. Four months after the final competitive event of his career, we catch up with Mick to hear about life off tour, wisdom that hindsight provides, his upcoming Cape Fear event, The Search, and what’s occupying his time post-tour. Enjoy!
The last week of Mick’s competitive career
This was an extra special morning with @wavesforchange we went swimming with the special needs kids. This was the first time the kids went in the ocean. This young lady was nervous at the start but once we got in she just enjoyed bouncing in the water. Her laugh was so infectious. Thank you to @taylor_knox for taking me with. And congrats to @wavesforchange on such an amazing program. @reef #beachfreely
Portrait: Jose Emroca Flores, @Emroca
Written, Produce, Host: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales
Intro Music: Kevin Morby, City Music
Outro Music: D’Angelo, Devil’s Pie