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Surf For Your Life: Mick Fanning

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World champion surfer Mick Fanning may only be twenty-eight, 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 twenty to thirty seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo'o? Walk into the ba ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published 2009 by Ebury Press
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Tyler
May 17, 2012 Tyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK IS A SHORT BIOGHRAPHY ABOUT MICK AND HIS BROTHERS LIFE, FILLED WITH PICTURES AND INSPIRING STORIES, THIS BOOK IS GREAT FOR NOT JUST A SURFER BUT A INSPIRED SPORTMAN WHOS WILLING TO PUT IN THE HARD WORK.
Deborah Ideiosepius  omnivorous reader
I finished this book quite a few days ago, I have been sitting on the memory, rolling the aftertaste around in my mouth, trying to put a review together in my head...

I am not a surfer, absolutely love watching them but I can't do it myself. When I took a lesson I found that my complete inability to so much as body surf was less of a problem than my inability to control a surfboard twice my height. I nearly smashed my brains out with it an no one else in the water was safe either.

The point I am m
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Jess
Feb 07, 2015 Jess rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book written by a great Australian surfer. I've always heard the name Mick Fanning and now after reading his book I'd love to get into supporting the surfing scene. This book gives you a feeling of warmth, friendship, loss and love. The book went above and beyond my expectations and now I'm excited to read more books about surfers. Fanning really opens up in this book and the love he has for friends, family, surfing and the world is truly amazing and inspirational
Susan Fritz
Feb 02, 2016 Susan Fritz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 3.5, but bumped it up b/c it made me want to surf while I was in Australia! For those non-surfers out there, this was a good intro on how you can fall in love with surfing. This is also the dude that got bit by the shark this past year while in competition.
Puffy
Apr 14, 2013 Puffy rated it really liked it
A very good book. Inspirational and funny at times. I feel like I'm friend with Mick fanning now. A must read for surfers
Michelle Drielsma
Sep 27, 2016 Michelle Drielsma rated it it was amazing
Mick is a surfing legend and inspiration.. the challenges he has faced is immense. Totally worth the read.
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Jan 13, 2013 Adib rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable read. There is more to this prosurfer than meets the eye. A great outlook in life with some inspiring tales.
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