Mick Fanning : photo courtesy Rip Curl
Dragon & Rip Curl congratulate Mick Fanning on his win
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 September, 2009 : - - A mere 7 days after claiming the Hurley Pro Trestles championship and a cool $105k, RC's Mick Fanning carried that mojo across the Atlantic to scalp the 2009 Quik Pro France, another $40k of cash money, and more importantly a massive leap in points towards current ratings leader Joel Parkinson.
With 3 ASP Dream Tour events remaining, including the Rip Curl Pro Search (Oct. 19-31), Mick lurks a mere 146 points behind Parko with a massive amount of momentum and optimism as he heads down the home stretch, while pursuing his 2nd career ASP World Title.
Its back on, Fanning said. Everyone thought Joel (Parkinson) was going to run away with it and its unfortunate for him that he fell out early, but Ive put in a lot of work to get these last two wins and Im just psyched on heading into the rest of the season.
Amidst hundreds of surf-obsessed fans, Fanning belted the life out of two consecutive waves near the start of the final to combo opponent Bede Durbidge, and cap a phenomenal two weeks of surfing for the 28-year old Gold Coast native.
The ASP World Tour now heads to Spain for the Billabong Pro Mundaka, set to commence from October 5-17, before finishing up the European leg at the Rip Curl Pro Search in Peniche, Portugal.
Stay tuned to ripcurl.com for all the 411 on Mick's late ASP World Title run.
Mick makes it in Vantage sunglasses
Mick Fanning, who loves his new Vantage sunglasses, has just claimed his second consecutive ASP Dream Tour event, taking out the 2009 Quiksilver Pro.
Yesterdays victory marks the second in a row for Fanning, having proven victorious in Southern California last week. The win further cements Fanning in second position on the 2009 ASP World Tour ratings, cutting the distance between himself and frontrunner Joel Parkinson (AUS), from 936 points (pre-France) to a scant 146 points heading into Spain.
The hunt for the 2009 ASP World Title has become even more interesting with the early elimination of front runner Parkinson and the win from Fanning
The final on the weekend went ahead in deteriorating 1-3ft conditions. However, Fanning erupted with a flurry of high scoring rides in the opening half of the heat a 7.83, 8.83 and a 7.33 to seal victory.
I was really fortunate to get those couple of good ones at the start because I really ran out of gas there at the end, Fanning said. Its two back-to-back events where I have had to surf four heats on the final day to get the win and it takes a lot out of you. The conditions were deteriorating and I was fortunate to get those scores on the board early on.
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