CAN YOU DIG IT?
Mick Fanning has been diggin' retirement.
Can you think of a single surfer more universally beloved than Mick Fanning? Go ahead, I'll wait. Nothing? I figured as much. The reason you're drawing a total blank is because Fanning did it right. He surfed his way to three world titles, he kept his chin up through unbearable personal hardship, at some point he punched a shark and then won a contest in that same shark's backyard, and he gave a classy farewell to competition by stepping aside and letting the next generation get to work, even though he could have easily jousted for titles for years longer. So it's only fitting that Fanning has been living it up in his post-Tour phase. What's he been up to, you ask? Hear it from the horse's mouth below.