Fanning, Mick

Fast, hyper-focused regularfoot pro surfer from Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia; world champion in 2007, 2009, and 2013. Fanning was born (1981) in the landlocked Sydney suburb of Penrith, raised in various parts of North Coast New South Wales, first surfed at age five, but didn't do it regularly until age 12, after his family moved to Tweed Heads, on the Queensland/New South Wales border.

Fanning placed third in the juniors division of the 1997 Australian National Titles, and two ye...