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!

Portrait by Jose Emroca Flores @Emroca

Made Mick laugh yesterday

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Mick’s first ever ‘CT win in 2001 as a sponsor wildcard at Bells Beach
Mick, the morning of his potential 4th world title, just after receiving the news of his brother Pete’s passing.

The last week of Mick’s competitive career

Albatrosses view! ? @corey_wilson @ripcurl_aus #thesearch

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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


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