Three-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning may only be a young man but he’s already experienced more than most of us ever will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Teahupoo or Pipeline? Mack’s journey so far has definitely been a mixed bag but it is the extremes of that journey that make him so interesting.
Mick tell his life story candidly – in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-deprecating – while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way, with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strategies and sports psychology. His story proves that what doesn’t kill really can make you stronger. Ultimately, though, it’s Mick’s humanity, his readiness to give back, that might provide the greatest surprise and inspiration.