Wave Stats On Mick Fanning’s Mysterious Wave Courtesy Of Rip Curl’s SearchGPS Watch

‘Ain’t No Wave Pool’ by Rip Curl marks the 18th chapter of ‘The Search’ – a series of videos documenting the explorations of their team riders across the globe in search of good waves and rad times. This new edit shows why Mick Fanning is still one of the most powerful surfers in the world as he racks up an insane amount of waves and reaches ridiculous speeds on a wave, which still remains (relatively) unknown (to most).

Press Release: On 14 February 2017, we released Ain’t No Wave Pool – Chapter 18 of The Search – and for anyone who was paying attention to the Internet, you’ll know this was a very special episode. So, how fast did Mick actually go? How many waves did he catch? Luckily, MF was wearing his SearchGPS Surf Watch during his afternoon session and well, the stats are…. eye opening!

Total Waves

Considering this was Mick’s second session of the day 34 Waves caught in the one session is the stuff made of dreams!

Total Session Time

Mick surfed all day! This afternoon session almost reached 5 hours. Puts it into perspective when you think, that’s a wave caught every 8 minutes

Longest Wave

Mick spent the whole day flying in and out of barrels on The Snake; his longest stretched over 880 meters!

Session Top Speed

They don’t call him White Lightning for nothing, Mick’s fastest wave of the day was clocked at 42.6km/ph

The Snake does not break at the beach. It rushes past you down the beach in endless parallel lines as the lip coils and curls and crashes at striking speed, on and on and on into the distance, the tail never catching up with the head. In the lineup, you do not scan the horizon for sets, rather you look back at the beach and up the point at sets.

Check out all the stats here.


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