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Fanning: From Shadows to Showtime

Mick Fanning (AUS) has accomplished a number of heroic feats over the course of his career. But now, after a close call with a Great White during the Final of the J-Bay Open, the three-time World Champ faces one of the biggest challenges of his 14 consecutive years on the Championship Tour: getting back to work just weeks after the most harrowing moment of his life. On the eve of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, an eager yet cautious Fanning spoke about the overwhelming return to his homeland, the water and competition.

For more information on the incident watch the WSL Update Show and read the full story.

The Billabong Pro Tahiti holds a waiting period from August 14-25 and will be broadcast LIVE on and the WSL app.

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