Mick Fanning's Goal

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Mick Fanning is used to the spotlight. Every event, every competition, every announcement... Mick is there and he’s the man with everyone’s attention. He’s done countless interviews and photo shoots, TV crosses and movie parts, he’s graced the cover of every magazine and newspaper around the world and back again, and he’s headlined the nightly news for as long as we can remember.

The 3x world champion surfed his last heat on surfing's world tour last week. As a tribute to the surfing legend, Red Bull has released an exclusive animation, documenting Mick Fanning’s incredible life. Spoken by the man himself, the animation follows Mick’s journey to the top (and his rocky path there) and reveals what’s in store for his next chapter.

Mick, winner of 3 world titles and a staggering 22 championship tour events, surfed through round after round of nail-biting competition at the Rip Curl Pro to make the final of his last-ever contest as a member of surfing's World Championship Tour last week. He hoisted his maiden Dream Tour trophy at Bells Beach back in 2001 when, as an 18-year-old wildcard, he defeated Danny Wills to ring his first Bells trophy. Seventeen years on he came oh-so-close to ringing the Bell for a record-breaking fifth time, but was pipped at the final post by rampaging Brazilian superstar Italo Ferreira.

As for what’s next for Mick, it’s no surprise to anyone that he is going to continue surfing. As we speak he's already thinking about packing his bags for his inaugural strike mission as a free surfer. But the main goal for Mick is one that he has been working on for a while, and that is to be a better person, a reliable a friend, a loving and brother, and raise awareness of the challenges facing our environment.