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Mick Fanning Weighs In On Gabriel Medina And The World Title Race
3x World Champion Mick Fanning spent a week in Peniche, Portugal for the 2018 Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal… and he had a pretty good time. From dreamy beach breaks to World Title races, he did it all. Join him behind the scenes as he breaks down the Title race, and the surfing that's going to win it all.
A few weeks ago we asked 3x World Champion Mick Fanning if he wanted to come to Portugal. Commentate a few heats at the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal, join in on some freesurfs and maybe eat a few Portuguese tarts. He said that sounded pretty nice, so he jumped on a plane.
The plan was to show the event through the eyes of Mick Fanning - his interactions, his thoughts, his experience in Portugal and at the event. Per normal, the plan didn't exactly go... to plan.
It was even better. Mick's time in Portugal exceeded expectations, and his thoughts on the World Title race and the surfers who are vying for the trophy offered a unique insight that the surfing world has never had before.
These clips show not only the event through Mick's eyes, but the inner workings of the WSL Championship Tour, it's surfers, and most of all, the 2018 World Title.
Go ahead, start on Day 1 and press play. Join Mick, behind the scenes in Portugal.