After all the hoo-ha there’s been about whether Mick deserved to win the world title at Pipe, this Mick Fanning heat-by-heat recap of the final day will most likely leave you disappointed.
Mick briefly mentions his drop-in on John John in round 4 but what he says doesn’t much sound satisfactory, skirting the notion that he may have willingly committed an interference so as not to come up against John John again in the quarters (despite being “ready for war”).
As for the scoring controversy surrounding his final wave, despite him thinking at the time “Oh no it hasn’t got enough wall on it” he choses not to go any further on the subject. Nevermind him winning the title in one of the most dramatic ways in recent surfing history, all that matters to him is he’s won.
In case you didn’t catch Kelly’s final words on the subject, here’s what he posted on his Instagram feed a little while back.