Mick Fanning 'Paddles Shark-Infested Monster Swell'
3-time world champ paddles a jet ski into point break perfection at Shipstern Bluff, braves sharks, has the funnest day ever!
It features the fearsome Shipstern Bluff near the uppermost limit of its size range, stars three-time world champ and media darling Mick Fanning, and is presented in a hilarious mainstream-friendly, television news format. Those are just three of the reasons why you should watch the above clip post-haste. Highlights include: "Paddling into shark-infested monster swell is Mick Fanning's idea of fun"; "the Southern Ocean has thrown everything it can at Shipstern Bluff, and it's created point break perfection"; and, "Mick described it as 'the funnest day ever'". Our snobbish flippancy notwithstanding, the surfing is excellent, and so too are the wipeouts; also taking on the step were Mark Mathews, Kipp Caddy and Tyler Hollmer-Cross.
Footage courtesy of Tim Bonython's Swell Chasers and Channel 9 News Australia.