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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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Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons
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Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons

Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons

That Andy Irons was a ferocious competitor isn't exactly breaking news. One of the reasons Andy became surfing's cult of personality at the turn of century was because of his raw emotionality–fiery, unabashed, at times bordering on unhinged. RELATED: See showtimes, and buy tickets for The fierce, at times angry nature of Andy's competitiveness was relatively unseen when he came on tour: Perhaps the most famous moment from a competitive surf heat in the mid-'90s was Rob Machado giving Kelly

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Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres
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Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres

Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres

Teton Gravity Research just finished a three-stop world premiere tour for our new documentary that served as the emotional bookend to a nearly four-year journey from when we started making the film. The scene in front of the Regency Theater Westwood just prior to the LA premiere of "Andy Irons: Kissed by God." Nic Alegre photo. To date, the film has been wonderfully received by those in the surf industry, with publications like  ,  and Beachgrit all giving it top notch reviews and

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Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women
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Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women

Big Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti Wants to Shift the Tide for Women

The animated version of big wave surfer Bianca Valenti in The Atlantic’s Frontiers of Sports is candid about the many obstacles females encounter within the sport. As she explains, you need to be tenacious to be a female surfer. For one, it’s sure as hell not easy to make a living. Valenti found throughout her career that actual athleticism was undervalued in the eyes of sponsors. Their mindset was more focused on capitalizing off of sex appeal. Sexism of this nature is rather unique to the