- Billabong Pipe Masters 2012
- Billabong Pro Tahiti 2012
- Billabong Pro Tahara 2012
- Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012
- Billabong Rio Pro 2012
- Australian Open of Surfing 2012
- Billabong World Junior Championships 2011
- Billabong Pipeline Masters 2011
- Billabong Pro Tahiti 2011
- Billabong Pro JBay 2011
- Billabong Rio Pro 2011
Day 12 of 12
- WEBCAST IS
WEATHER: SunnyWIND: None
SCHEDULE: Mick Fanning Wins!UPDATED: 1.47am, 27th August , 2012 (Tahiti time)
How many boards did you bring to Tahiti? Too many?
Way too many. But you know, I have 22 here but over the last few years – because Tahiti is now in August – I get a lot of my Hawaii boards shaped before here and bring them. Then they’re shipped home from here and then onto Hawaii, Europe, wherever. A lot of these boards have been ridden already in Fiji, there are only about eight new ones. The rest of them are the gold ones from the last six months when I’ve been riding bigger surf.
What’s new in the quiver?
I’ve been riding a few quads and loving it. In my freesurfing I’ve been riding quads and feeling them out. I won’t rule out surfing a heat on a quad. I’ve got a 6’2” rounded square, but the quad really belongs on a rounded pin. I’ve got a quad set-up in each size right up to a 7’0” – 6’2”, 6’4”, 6’6”, 6’8”, 7’0”. They’ve all got five fin plugs so I can go back and forth between quad and thruster.
You going to dabble more with quads this year?
For sure. There are certain places and certain waves where they’re really suited.
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