Mick Fanning talks about Filthy Friday in Fiji & Slater
Mick Fanning the frontrunner for the ASP World Title after the Volcom Fiji Pro
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 June, 2012 : - - Sydney -- The 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season has seen no shortage of action. From the staple Australian season openers to punchy South American beachbreak to an inaugural event in Fiji, the 2012 ASP WCT has seen the worldís best surfers deliver in all conditions and amidst the events, 2012 has seen four ASP World Title leaders after four contests, ensuring there is a serious race for crown this year. Two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, has proven to be the most consistent surfer thus far and surpassed close friend Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, after his performance in Fiji. Stab Magazine caught up with Fanning to get his thoughts on being the new leader of the pack.
Stab: Whatís it mean to be current world number one?
Mick Fanning: At the moment, Iím not thinking about it. The way I look at it, Iíve got three results out of four. When it comes down to it, you wanna finish the year with at least nine results. So thatís three results I donít have to get now. Iíve got those ones in the kitty. Itís all about making up the numbers. It doesnít matter who else is in the race, you still need those results. I look at it as a whole. Once you get down to the last two or three events, you start looking at whoís in the race, but until then everyoneís just building points. If you can get third or better in each event, youíre doing pretty well.
The break between Fiji and Chopes is two months. How do you keep your head clear in that time?
Iím just cruising, yíknow? Iíve got a couple of trips that Iím gonna do. Itís so early in the year, (the title race) is all so close that you canít really start stressing out about it yet. Thereís still a lot of work to do, so itís still business as usual.
You had a dig on the big day in Fiji. It looked immense out there.
It was massive, man. For me, I just wanted to go out there and have a look. I just wanted to get at least one wave. It was serious. I think they were some of the biggest waves Iíve ever seen. It was exhilarating. From being there, then watching the replays, it was just so much bigger when you were there.
Source: ASP Int'l Media
Author: Elliot Struck / Dave Prodan
Tags: ASP, Team, Mick Fanning, Australia, Fiji, Stab Magazine