It’s difficult to sum up a man like Mick Fanning in just a few short sentences. A surfer? Yes. A brother, a son? A 3x World Champion? One of our sport’s greatest athletes? Yes. Yes. Yes. The unlucky surfer who got knocked off his board by a white pointer during a Final at Jeffrey’s Bay, broadcast live around the world? Yes.
But Mick Fanning is much more than these figures and statistics. Mick Fanning has seen and achieved more in his life and career than most dare to dream. He has done this in the face of personal tragedy, great adversity, and under harsh scrutiny of the public eye. He has done it with humility and a deep respect for surfing, and those who he chooses to surround himself with.
Mick Fanning is an Aussie hero. Mick Fanning is a legend. And right now, after retiring from the World Tour in 2018, Mick Fanning is officially on The Search.