“I’ve just lost the drive to peak day in and day out.”
3x WSL Surfing World Champion, Mick Fanning, announced his retirement yesterday but apparently his sponsors had some forewarning and were able make little videos to send him off like the ones above and bellow. So why would you quit if you still got the stuff? It comes down to waning personal drive. Mick is ready to snap out of the laser focus that has been his guiding principle ever since he entered the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach as a wildcard back in 2001….it has nothing to do with sharks.
Here is a highlight package his sponsor RedBull cut to celebrate his competitive career:
For those of you who don’t know Mick has a run in with a shark in 2015 that might have been reason for retirement but he pushed through: