Mick Fanning Wins The World Title

Mick with World Title Trophy

Mick Fanning has won his third world surfing title with a thrilling victory over Yadin Nicol in the quarter-finals of the Pipe Masters in Hawaii.

Needing to make the semi-finals to shut out his only challenger, 11-time champion Kelly Slater, Fanning had to win the quarter final against Nicol, to win the world title.

Nicol, posted a 9.33 and then a 7.57 ride to record 16.9 points, early in the heat. Fanning then needed to score a 9.53 to win the quarter final and the world title and with 2 minutes remaining, pulled into a bomb, rode the barrel deep, came out with the spit and scored a 9.7 to claim the world title.

Fanning was on the sand, mobbed by supporters, waiting for the judges’ scores to be announced. He was then raised onto the shoulders of last year’s world champion, Joel Parkinson, and was totally overwhelmed.

Congrats Mick from all the crew at the Kirra Surfriders Club. The celebrations have already started at Kirra. What an Epic year. Yeeeooww!!


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