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Retirement Seems to Suit Mick Fanning Quite Nicely

A common refrain parroted by those aging within the workforce–often times uttered by people who self-identify as "workaholics"–is "Well, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I retired." 

It's the mindset that has people like Warren Buffett, he of the $85 billion net worth, still going into an office every day at the tender old age of 87, despite having accrued more personal wealth than one person could realistically spend in multiple lifetimes.

It would seem that mindset is decidedly not present in Mick Fanning. The recently retired three-time world champion has emerged from his post-WSL cocoon in the latest edition of Rip Curl's "The Search" and is looking happy as a clam.

Watch as the 36-year-old Australian icon throws down some ferocious backside hacks on a delightfully picturesque left somewhere on Earth. And remember: It's better to work to live than to live to work.

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Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown By John John Florence’s Edit
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Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown By John John Florence’s Edit

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown By John John Florence’s Edit

John John Florence sure knows how to create a stir—even while he’s recovering from a knee injury. Since we’ve missed his presence on the tour, his latest edit will help fill the void until he’s back. The edit, both cinematic and breathtaking, showcases Florence’s incredible prowess on a board—I’m still replaying his aerials. We can’t wait to see you back at it John John.

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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence
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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on the West Coast, you’ve seen that the Eastern Seaboard has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence). The record-breaking rain and winds led to a death toll of at least 18, and has left much of the area without power and under water. Of course, some locals felt the need to brave the elements in their own way, like this kite surfer in Nags Head, North Carolina. 

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Maya Gabeira’s 68-Foot Wave Breaks A Guinness World Record
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Maya Gabeira’s 68-Foot Wave Breaks A Guinness World Record

Maya Gabeira’s 68-Foot Wave Breaks A Guinness World Record

Maya Gabeira is a beast. Back in January, she was towed into a 68-foot Nazaré bomb and rode the avalanche of water like nobody's business. In honor of the feat, she was presented with a Guinness World Record for “Largest wave surfed (unlimited) – female."  RELATED: Rodrigo Koxa Surfs 80-foot wave Mind you, that was an accomplishment she earned after nearly dying from a  grueling wipe out in 2013. That monstrous wave not only snapped her tibia but almost drowned her. It was an