2013 - Pipeline Masters 2009 - Hawaii 2007 - Brazil
Mick Fanning's third world title win puts him into the realm of true ASP champions alongside the legendary Tom Curren and the late, great Andy Irons...
MF's road to 3x ASP World Title
  • STOP 1 – 3rd place
    Quiksilver Pro – Gold Coast
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 2 – 5th place
    Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford – Bells Beach
    Photo Rip Curl/Warbrick
  • STOP 3 – 3rd place
    Billabong Rio Pro – Rio de Janeiro
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 3 – 3rd place
    Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 4 – 2nd place
    Volcom Fiji Pro
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 5 – 5th place
    Oakley Pro – Bali
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 5 – 5th place
    Surfers Blessing
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 6 – 3rd place
    Billabong Pro – Teahupoo
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 7 – 9th place
    Hurley Pro – Trestles
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 8 – 1st place
    Quiksilver Pro - France
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 8 – 1st place
    The Breakthrough Victory
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 9 – 5th place
    Moche Rip Curl Pro, Portugal
    Photo ASP/Kirstin
  • STOP 10 – 3rd place
    Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii
    Photo Ted Grambeau
  • STOP 10 – 3rd place
    Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii
    Photo Corey Wilson
  • STOP 10 – 3rd place
    Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii
    Photo Dan Warbrick
The 3X ASP World Champ's Stats
AKA: MF, Fanno
DOB: June 13, 1981
Born: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Resides: Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kgs)
Shaper: Darren Handley (DHD)
Training Ground: Snapper Rocks, Duranbah
Favorite Wave: Any pointbreak
Inspirations: Taylor Knox, Mark Occhilupo,
Joel Parkinson, Dean Morrison, John John Florence,
Danny Wills and Andy Irons
ASP World Tour Victories: 15
ASP World Tour Ranking:
  • 2002 - 5th
  • 2003 - 4th
  • 2004 - 43rd (Inj)
  • 2005 - 3rd
  • 2006 - 3rd
  • 2007 - 1st
  • 2008 - 8th
  • 2009 - 1st
  • 2010 - 3rd
  • 2011 - 11th
  • 2012 - 3rd
  • 2013 - 1st
Behind the scenes at Pipeline
  • Mick Fanning in complete competition mode. If he wins this heat, he wins the ASP World Title.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • You could only image what is going through Mick’s head right now. He could walk away with his 3rd World title after this heat.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • This is the moment before Mick paddles out to the heat of his life at pumping Pipeline.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • A couple of the most important people in Mick’s professional surfing career, his surfboard shapers. Wade Tokoro and Darren Handley.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • The Mick Fanning camp. Jacob Willcox (up back), good friend Taylor Knox and Rip Curl Founder Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick and his wife Karissa.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • The support team on the beach watching in anticipation. They know their boy can do it but did they expect it to come down to the final seconds?
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • It’s a nail biter Gabriel Medina. Rip Curl USA CEO Kelly Gibson and Sales Manager Paul Harvey stoked on Mick’s win.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick running up the beach after catching the wave of his life.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Tension is high. Waiting to hear that final score.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick, above his mate and 2012 ASP World Champion, Joel Parkinson's shoulders as he's chaired through a crowd of stoked fans.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • And the score comes through, Liz and Karissa (Mick's Mum and wife) full of excitement and relief.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick’s Mum Liz has been there every step of the way. This congratulatory hug shows you just how proud she is.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick and his coach, Phil McNamara, congratulating each other on another epic year.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick and Taylor Knox frothing on the win.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Rip Curl Founder, Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick stoked on the guy he has sponsored from a young age coming through and winning his third ASP World Title.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • The team. Darren Handley, Mick’s Mum Liz, Mick and Neil Ridgway (Rip Curl Advertising and Promotions Chairman).
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick's wife Karissa congratulating him after an epic win.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • All hugs for the 3 x ASP World Champion.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick Fanning and Lyndie Irons sharing a moment on stage.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Mick Fanning’s support team heading back up to the Rip Curl house for post win celebrations.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
  • Gabriel Medina, Kekoa Bacalso and your 3 x ASP World Champion Mick Fanning celebrating back at the Rip Curl house.
    Photo Dan Warbrick
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