Stab Magazine | Mick Fanning's Sharing His Black Sticker

Mick Fanning’s Sharing His Black Sticker

Rip Curl’s marquee man won’t be the only one with a black adhesive on his nose for the Rip Curl Bells Beach Pro. 

news // Mar 28, 2018
Words by stab
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Unless you’re a keen eye, you probably haven’t have noticed that Mick’s the only Rip Curl team rider who has a black sticker on his nose. The rest – Gabby, Owen, Wilko, Mason, Conner, Tyler and Nikki – all plaque their boards with a red slap.  

Since the Bells comp will be Mick’s last event on the tour full time – excluding any wildcard spots he jumps on – the entire Rip Curl team will be wearing the marquee man’s sticker for the entire Bells comp. 

This will be the first time anyone other than Mick has had the ‘Black Sticker’. 

Here we have the Rip Curl team giving some words about the 3x World Champ whilst in the process of scraping off their old nose jobs. We also see Mason alluding to his upcoming, off-tour year with Mick; the duo has already surfed glacial swells, so who knows what they’ll have in store for us next. 

Now that Mick’s off tour though, does this mean that the Curl’s marquee spot is up for grabs? 

If so, who will be taking the top spot? Gabby? Tyler? Or maybe they’ll just throw it to Mase? 


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