Mick Fanning retires from surfing

April 10, 2018

Three-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning has completed his last professional event.

Fanning just missed out on a fairytale finish after he was defeated in the final at Bells Beach.

Brazil’s Italo Ferreira scored 15.66 to beat Fanning’s 12.83 in the final.

Fanning first rose to surfing prominence in the same event on Victoria’s Surf Coast in 2001, and went on to win the title again in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

He has won 22 world tour events, including four at Bells, but has decided to call it quits after this event, saying the hunger to compete is no longer there.

Michael Fanning, is nicknamed “White Lightning” in surfing circles. He won the 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World Tour.

In 2015 he survived an encounter with what is suspected to be a great white shark during the J-Bay Open finals in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

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that is lucky for the snake.