Mick Fanning's Incredible Career
About Mick Fanning
Mick Fanning put the finishing touches on his remarkable Championship Tour career at the 2018 Rip Curl Pro 17 years after winning the event as a wildcard. In the process, he cemented his legacy as one of Australia’s greatest surfing heroes. He emerged from a deep pool of talent based out of Coolangatta, on Australia’s famed Gold Coast of Queensland. He was a top prospect there, and earned his 2001 wildcard entry into the Bells event as a star Rip Curl team rider. He qualified for the tour that same year and has spent the better part of two decades as one of the biggest gravitational forces on the Tour, racking up 22 Tour wins, 11 Top 5 finishes and three World Titles. In 2018, Fanning announced he’ll be retiring from full-time competition at the Bells to bookend his journey. While his stats point to a storied career, his glabal allure comes from things that don’t show in his box score. His razor sharp brand of high-speed surfing has long been the benchmark for the timeless pillars of speed, power and flow. But Fanning’s personal journey to the top was anything but smooth. In 1998, when he was already one of Australia's hot up-and-coming amateur prospects, Fanning's older brother Sean, his best friend and hero, was killed in an auto accident. In 2004, he tore his entire hamstring muscle off of his pelvic bone, ripping the ligaments that attached to his buttocks. And in 2015, a great white shark attacked Fanning during the Final of the J-Bay Open in South Africa, which was being aired on live television back home. Later that year, in the middle of another World Title race at Pipeline, Fanning’s brother Peter passed away. Through every horrible episode Fanning rebounded with bravery, grace and conviction. While he’s taught many of his fans how to surf, his biggest gift has been teaching them how to live.
Men's CT 2022#37
Avg. heat score12.17
|Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (WILD)||9th||3,320||Callum Robson|
Check-out every excellent wave from the 2022 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach featuring surfing from Gabriela Bryan, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Johanne
Every 8 and up from a day full of Mid-season Cutline consequences featuring surfing from John John Florence, Joao Chianca, Owen Wright,
It was a busy day of action in Narrabeen as the men's top seeds asserted themselves in the Round of 32 and women's favorites survive the
The three-time world champion books a spot into the Round of 32 where he will face defending world champ and current World No. 1 Italo
Chapter 1, Episode 5
Mick Fanning and Ross Williams debate how much works needs to be done to take the Title in 2021. Plus, they go deep on who the next Aussie
Chapter 1, Episode 2
The two legends also spar over the "digital" Vans Triple Crown, progression in women's surfing, youth vs accomplishment, and more.
Stars, Great Waves, Everything You Missed About Reunion Island
A classic Pipe Finals Day sees Kelly Slater win his seventh Pipe Masters against generational rival John John Florence.
All the elements came together on the 4th and 5th of July for some magic sessions at Kirra, on the Gold Coast.
With more east in the swell, Narrabeen came alive as World Title contenders made their presence felt with some nail-biting heat wins.
The three-time World Champion has been confirmed as an Event Wildcard for the inaugural Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona.
It's not too late to lock in your Fantasy team before the next day of action kicks off in Newcastle. Here's who Coco Ho and Mick Fanning
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Mick Fanning's Incredible Career
First season1999 Men's CT
Age41 Jun 13, 1981
Height5 ft, 11 in 178 cm
Weight174 lbs 79 kg
HometownPenrith, New South Wales, Australia