Mick Fanning, dubbed the fastest man that has ever set foot on a surfboard, came to Sydney on this salubrious, grey, onshore, wintery morning. The waves are VERY junkie…but at least there is something to surf. Mick’s taken a year off after 15 years on the pro surfing tour grind. I asked him if he misses the tour “Nah not really – loving the time off” he told me with a big smile.
Mick’s been working on some interesting projects, mostly in the cold climates of Norway and Alaska…oh…and chilling out on the Goldie. He’s not going over to Hawaii for the comp which just kicked off, he’ll go when it’s all quiet in the new year and sneak under the radar.
Talking competitive surfing, did you know your local Bondi Boardriders are having a great run on the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series? Last weekend, spearheaded by Perth Standlick and Chris Friend, Bondi Boardriders consistently claimed heat wins over the Teams, Skins and Girls divisions to take out event 7 of the Aussie Boardriders Series. The big event is 17-19 Feb in Newcastle and the local boys will be gunning for the win. Read on…
By now you would know I am going to write something about buying Christmas presents…here it is. We have our latest book, The Bondi Book (which I am super proud of), and is only 50 bucks, ready to ship…right here, right now. Order online and we will post it ASAP (pronto).