On 28 February, Mick Fanning announced via social media that he'll be retiring from full time competition after the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach where he achieved his first championship victory in 2001.
“I’ve always had in mind that my last event on tour was going to be Bells... It’s been a rollercoaster for sure... when I look back on my time on tour it’s amazing memories - from heat wins and event wins, to celebrating with friends and just seeing places I never thought I’d even get to,” says Mick.
Mick Fanning has set himself up for life after the tour with 3 World Titles and a suite of canny business interests. Tim Baker caught up with Mick and those closest to him, to find out Mick’s headspace heading into his last Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach and an end to his stellar career.
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