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A Reminder Of Mick Fanning’s Precision And Form

A highlight reel to hold you over ’til he’s back on top!

style // Feb 26, 2020
Words by Stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

It’s been almost a year since Mick Fanning demolished his knee, on the second day filming for Stab In The Dark All-Stars. 

This week, Red Bull’s doze-iest, Chris Binns, dropped us a note, and link to a fresh web edit:

“In honour of Fanning’s return to the brine, we commissioned one of our favourite cinematographers, Lachlan McKinnon, to pull together a highlight reel from this time last year, when the Gold Coast was lighting up with endless summer swells, and the man they call White Lightning was in career-best form.” 

“Headlined by the incredible waves delivered by 

Tropical Cyclone Oma

, we hope the three-minute clip in the player up top serves as a friendly reminder of the surfing we have to look forward to when Fanning is back at full fitness. Any last words?”

“I’m still working hard on land to build up muscle in the leg and lose some of the weight I gained from being lazy! Every surf I’m testing it out a little more and seeing what range of motion I can get, and I’m feeling very confident I’ll be back stronger than ever in the near future. Can’t wait!”

You can watch the full clip, here. 



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