Mick Fanning left nothing to chance in the finals of the Nova Schin Championships, blasting to a 9.50 and a 9.27 leaving his Floridian opponent both stupefied and comboed.

Fanning absolutely tore apart the tricky righthanders blending his trademark lightning snaps with hard carves and huge airs.

Hobgood attempted a comeback mid-heat with a 7.50, but ultimately fell short. Damo will receive a 2nd-place finish and is looking solid going into Pipe.

With this victory, Mick gets the 2 place on the WCT raiting with 6638 points, ahead of Taj Burrow, Bobby Martinez and Andy Irons.

See you at Pipeline from the 8th December with Rip Curl!

Quarterfinal results:

  • Quarterfinal 1: Damien Hobgood (USA) def. CJ Hobgood (USA)
  • Quarterfinal 2: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) def. Darren O'Rafferty (AUS)
  • Quarterfinal 3: Phillip MacDonald (AUS) def. Greg Emslie (ZAF)
  • Quarterfinal 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) def. Bobby Martinez (USA)

Semifinal results:

  • Semifinal 1: Damien Hobgood (USA) def. Fred Patacchia (HAW)
  • Semifinal 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) def. Phillip MacDonald (AUS)

FINAL RESULTS

THE FINALS: MICK FANNING (AUS) DEF. DAMIEN HOBGOOD (USA)