MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Mick Fanning Posts Equal 3rd at Billabong Pro RioRead more...
After nearly 10 down days in a row, the Billabong Rio Pro has wrapped. With tons of Brazilians flying everywhere, Mick Fanning and Ace Buchan still managed to crush their way through a few heats and pull in some solid results. Mick, who now sits in third overall, made his way to the Semi-Finals before taking a loss to eventual winner, Jordy Smith.Mick wasn't the only one who made it through a few rounds, and Brazil saw Ace pull in an equal 5th and his best result of the year. Whether he should have lost to Medina is another story, but that's an entire debate in itself. Relive the magi... [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013
Dragon Unveils The Floatable CollectionRead more...
Dragon Unveils New Floatable Sunglasses H20 Floatable Collection Includes Top 5 Styles with Performance PolarCarlsbad, CA (May 8, 2013)- Dragon has seamlessly blended fashion with function to create the H20 Floatable Collection—its first ever line of floating sunglasses. Made for men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle in and around the water, the H20 Floatable Collection pairs 5 of Dragon’s most popular styles— including The Jam and the Double Dos—with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. Arriving just in time for summer, Dragon's... [ more ]
MONDAY, MAY 06, 2013
Shane Dorian and Keala Kennelly Go Big at XXL AwardsRead more...
Every year, Shane Dorian, Reef McIntosh and Keala Kennelly catch a lot of big waves, the ones that us mere mortals wouldn't even consider touching. Lucky for them, they are recognized for the size of their...waves, and honored at the Billabong XXL Awards. We suspected Shane would clean up for his performance at Jaws, and he did, taking home a check for Tube of the Year and Ride of the Year. Also on the podium was Keala, who grabbed a well deserved Women's Performer of the Year award for her backside barrel at Jaws. [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013
Shane Dorian, Mick Fanning and Beau Foster in "Anything Sing"Read more...
Reef gathered their vagabond team of surfers for their newest film "Anything Sing," a gritty new flick which happens to feature Dragon riders Beau Foster, Mick Fanning and Shane Dorian. Check the boys out as they score perfect barrels in Morocco and Dorian's ender section at Jaws.Watch Anything Sing in its entirety over on What Youth. [ more ]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Taylor Clark Tears Lowers ApartRead more...
Local grom Taylor Clarke has been turning heads for a while now, but this recent video on Surfline is making us reevaluate our choice to call him a grom...I mean, have you seen those man turns? http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/taylor-lately_95563 [ more ]
AKA: Micktor, Eugene or White Lightning
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Born: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Favorite Dragon Sunglasses: Mr. Dvice Regal
Highest Rating: ASP World Champion in 2009 and 2007
Elite Victories: (12)
Sponsors: Dragon, Rip Curl, Reef footwear, Red Bull, Creatures of Leisure, Vertra, Skull Candy, and Zen Nutrition
Shaper: Darren Handley and Wade Tokoro
Magic Stick: 6'1"
Training Ground: Snapper Rocks
Favorite Wave: Any pointbreak
Favorite Maneuver: Hacks and tubes
Inspirations: Taylor Knox, Mark Occhilupo, Joel Parkinson, Dean Morrison, Nathan Hedge and Luke Egan
Mick Fanning has been part of the Dragon team since his early teens. Watching his journey from super talented snowy haired micro grom to two-time World Champ [2007,2009] has been all time and a ride we’ve been proud to be part of.
There’s a lot to admire about Mick. Aside from the fact he rips and is the fastest surfer on earth, he’s a top bloke. Fame hasn’t changed him. He makes time for people and uses his influence for good.
On his quest to be World Champ Mick overcame some remarkable obstacles including the loss of his older brother, a horrific career-threatening injury and Kelly Slater, the greatest surfer of all time.
In 2010 Mick has his sights firmly set on the number one position again but with Kelly Slater gunning for a 10th title and a line-up of contenders including Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Bede Durbidge eager to claim their maiden crown, Mick has his work cut out… but that’s just the way he likes it. Stay tuned to mickfanning.com for updates.