2009 ASP World Champion Mick Fanning Photo Gallery

Mick at his beloved home break, Duranbah on the Gold Coast of Australia. Photo: Jones

Mick at his beloved home break, Duranbah on the Gold Coast of Australia. Photo: Jones

Mick at D'Bah. Photo: Jones

Mick at D’Bah. Photo: Jones

Mick's patented frontswide hack. This turn has won him a ot of money over the years...Photo: Jones

Mick’s patented frontside hack. This turn has won him a lot of money over the years…Photo: Jones

Despite the droves of humanoids at Duranbah, Fanning always gets his share of waves. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Despite the droves of humanoids at Duranbah, Fanning always gets his share of waves. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick Fanning showing off his Off The Wall skills. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick Fanning showing off his Off The Wall skills. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

To be World Champion, you gotta rip on the North Shore...Photo: Bielmann/SPL

To be World Champion, you gotta rip on the North Shore…Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick's searing Off The Wall cutback. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Mick’s searing Off The Wall cutback. Photo: Nelly/SPL

They don't call him "White Lightning" for nothing...Photo: Bielmann/SPL

They don’t call him “White Lightning” for nothing…Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Blowing tail in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Blowing tail in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick's Mentawaian speed float. Photo: Bielmann/PL

Mick’s Mentawaian speed float. Photo: Bielmann/PL

Mick takes a trip into the Barney Zone. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick takes a trip into the Barney Zone. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

During last summer's Red Bull boat trip to the Mentawais, Fanning put on a tube riding clinic at places like Lance's Right. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

During last summer’s Red Bull boat trip to the Mentawais, Fanning put on a tube riding clinic at places like Lance’s Right. Photo: Bielmann/SPLStraight up in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Straight up in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPLMick blasting off at Macaronis in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick blasting off at Macaronis in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPLLike a coiled up snake, Fanning prepares to strike in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Like a coiled up snake, Fanning prepares to strike in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPLTake notes kids; this is how you're supposed to turn. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Take notes kids; this is how you’re supposed to turn. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Tube time in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Tube time in the Mentawais. Photo: Bielmann/SPLMick's been known to show up to WCT contest locations a month ahead of time to hone his skills at the variety of breaks the tour travels to; Hawaii is no exception either. Fanning at early season Off The Wall. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick’s been known to show up to WCT contest locations a month ahead of time to hone his skills at the variety of breaks the tour travels to; Hawaii is no exception either. Fanning at early season Off The Wall. Photo: Bielmann/SPL