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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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Watch: Phillipe Caneri Hydrofoils French Aqueduct
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Watch: Phillipe Caneri Hydrofoils French Aqueduct

Watch: Phillipe Caneri Hydrofoils French Aqueduct

The foil revolution has crossed the pond it seems. Thanks to some ancient Roman architecture in the south of France, we’re being treated to yet another banger, courtesy of French foilist Phillipe Caneri. Hey Kai Lenny, check out this guy’s form. This is art!

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Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day
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Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day

Rob Machado Just Made this Grom’s Day

If Rob Machado’s accolades didn’t already stack up, add that he’s an exceptional craftsman to the list. The man knows how to make one hell of a surfboard. Despite already having an impressive quiver of boards, Machado set out to create something pretty special, a board for everything. Sculpting that perfect jack-of-all-trades board was a challenge too tempting for Machado to resist.  After finding the perfect shape and testing it out at Teahupo'o, he does what none of us expects: he gives it

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Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God
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Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God

Nick Goepper on Andy Irons: Kissed by God

explores the challenge of living with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction through the life of world-class surfer Andy Irons. These two issues are a daily struggle for many, and the film seeks to shed light on these internal battles and destigmatize them. RELATED: See Andy Irons Kissed by God On Tour Wolrdwide For Olympic gold medalist Nick Goepper, the film was a way to see how even amidst fame and great athleticism, it is still possible to battle invisible demons: "Having had my own