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March 01, 2018

♥ 110907 - It’s time.

I’ve decided the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be my last event as a full-time competitor on the World Surf League Championship Tour. The tour has given me so much but I need a fresh challenge. I still love the game but can’t find the motivation and dedication required to compete for World Titles anymore. 
My time on tour has been incredibly rewarding and I have so many amazing memories, all of which wouldn’t be possible without some very special people...
My Mum, Dad, Sister and Brothers. I love you.
My sponsors that have stood by me and continue to back my goals.
My shaper Darren Handley and his entire team for the care and hard work they put into every single one of my boards.
My fellow competitors on tour, you are like brothers and sisters to me.
My very tight support crew that have been there in good and tough times, thank you for always being honest with me.
And thanks to the fans and everyone that has encouraged me and cheered me on for all these years. 
I’m looking forward to life away from the tour while keeping a close eye on things. I’m so proud of our sport and the way it continues to evolve. The performance level on the Championship Tour and the Big Wave Tour is remarkable. I can’t wait to watch it all go down as one of the sport’s biggest fans. I’m also looking forward to evolving my own surfing in new ways, visiting unfamiliar places and taking on different experiences.

I will be competing at the opening event at home on the Gold Coast and then wrapping things up at the Rip Curl Pro. Bells Beach is where my Championship Tour career really kicked off, I’ve always loved the place and it seems a fitting stop to finish things up. It’s gonna be a big fun party and you’re all invited to come. Hope I see you there.

Cheers and thanks for the memories.

Mick
@ripcurl_aus @redbullau @reef @dhdsurf @dragonalliance @creaturesofleisure @vertra @fcs_surf @skullcandy @mercedesbenzvans_au @opkix @grapes @mfsoftboards @balterbrewers

It’s time. I’ve decided the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be my last event as a full-time competitor on the World Surf League Championship Tour. The tour has given me so much but I need a fresh challenge. I still love the game but can’t find the motivation and dedication required to compete for World Titles anymore. My time on tour has been incredibly rewarding and I have so many amazing memories, all of which wouldn’t be possible without some very special people... My Mum, Dad, Sister and Brothers. I love you. My sponsors that have stood by me and continue to back my goals. My shaper Darren Handley and his entire team for the care and hard work they put into every single one of my boards. My fellow competitors on tour, you are like brothers and sisters to me. My very tight support crew that have been there in good and tough times, thank you for always being honest with me. And thanks to the fans and everyone that has encouraged me and cheered me on for all these years. I’m looking forward to life away from the tour while keeping a close eye on things. I’m so proud of our sport and the way it continues to evolve. The performance level on the Championship Tour and the Big Wave Tour is remarkable. I can’t wait to watch it all go down as one of the sport’s biggest fans. I’m also looking forward to evolving my own surfing in new ways, visiting unfamiliar places and taking on different experiences. I will be competing at the opening event at home on the Gold Coast and then wrapping things up at the Rip Curl Pro. Bells Beach is where my Championship Tour career really kicked off, I’ve always loved the place and it seems a fitting stop to finish things up. It’s gonna be a big fun party and you’re all invited to come. Hope I see you there. Cheers and thanks for the memories. Mick @ripcurl_aus @redbullau @reef @dhdsurf @dragonalliance @creaturesofleisure @vertra @fcs_surf @skullcandy @mercedesbenzvans_au @opkix @grapes @mfsoftboards @balterbrewers

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♥ 43903 - Best beach buddy in the whole world!! @ripcurl_aus 


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February 28, 2018

♥ 33170 - Best beach buddy in the whole world!! @ripcurl_aus 


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February 27, 2018

♥ 3097 - What’s your foundation? @vertra is a collection of incredible people doing what they love! #foundationthewaywelive 


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February 25, 2018

♥ 18129 - When pegasus ruled the skies.... 


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February 23, 2018

♥ 18160 - Some people might see this as just riding a single fin but here’s the real story. The waves at home were firing for a week and I really wanted to ride something different. I saw this board in my room but was a bit scared incase I broke it. It’s a @markrichardssurfboards 7’6 and something I cherish that he made it for me. Being scared but really wanting to ride it I text Mark to see what I should do. I waited for his reply, 15, 30 mins had past until I got to an hour. I had to go leaving the board at home because I didn’t know what to do. I was just about to pull up at Kirra when a message came through “Get out there on it!” He said. I instantly whipped the car around and headed home to get it. Excited he said yes but still petrified I’d brake it. What followed was one of the funnest yet nerve wracking surfs I’ve ever had. To my joy the board made it in and I was honoured to ride one of my hero’s boards! This pic and more are in the @corey_wilson book that’s in my bio!

Some people might see this as just riding a single fin but here’s the real story. The waves at home were firing for a week and I really wanted to ride something different. I saw this board in my room but was a bit scared incase I broke it. It’s a @markrichardssurfboards 7’6 and something I cherish that he made it for me. Being scared but really wanting to ride it I text Mark to see what I should do. I waited for his reply, 15, 30 mins had past until I got to an hour. I had to go leaving the board at home because I didn’t know what to do. I was just about to pull up at Kirra when a message came through “Get out there on it!” He said. I instantly whipped the car around and headed home to get it. Excited he said yes but still petrified I’d brake it. What followed was one of the funnest yet nerve wracking surfs I’ve ever had. To my joy the board made it in and I was honoured to ride one of my hero’s boards! This pic and more are in the @corey_wilson book that’s in my bio!

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♥ 48463 - This photo was a total fluke! @corey_wilson and I were totally burnt out from surfing all week. The forecast said the waves were meant to drop so we thought we’d have a lay day. My good mate @lincolneather came home freaking out that the waves were so good so we were like alright let’s go do a lap of the points. Corey wanted to try something different so he put a dark filter on. This was my second or third wave into the session. The waves were flawless but we couldn’t do it anymore. The body wouldn’t work so we called it quits. Later that day I hear an excited Corey screaming “WOW!!” For a session we didn’t put much effort into and to get this amazing shot was a total mind blow and the best end to a swell! This shot is in our new book and you can buy it from the link in my bio....

This photo was a total fluke! @corey_wilson and I were totally burnt out from surfing all week. The forecast said the waves were meant to drop so we thought we’d have a lay day. My good mate @lincolneather came home freaking out that the waves were so good so we were like alright let’s go do a lap of the points. Corey wanted to try something different so he put a dark filter on. This was my second or third wave into the session. The waves were flawless but we couldn’t do it anymore. The body wouldn’t work so we called it quits. Later that day I hear an excited Corey screaming “WOW!!” For a session we didn’t put much effort into and to get this amazing shot was a total mind blow and the best end to a swell! This shot is in our new book and you can buy it from the link in my bio....

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♥ 9606 - It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

♥ 9606

♥ 30547 - Thanks so much to Dan and the amazing crew @therabbitholehakuba for the great stay!! Also Will @theboardingcohakuba for everything too!! Love the snow and love Japan ✌


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February 22, 2018

♥ 3020 - This photo was a total fluke! @corey_wilson and I were totally burnt out from surfing all week. The forecast said the waves were meant to drop so we thought we’d have a lay day. My good mate @lincolneather came home freaking out that the waves were so good so we were like alright let’s go do a lap of the points. Corey wanted to try something different so he put a dark filter on. This was my second or third wave into the session. The waves were flawless but we couldn’t do it anymore. The body wouldn’t work so we called it quits. Later that day I hear an excited Corey screaming “WOW!!” For a session we didn’t put much effort into and to get this amazing shot was a total mind blow and the best end to a swell! This shot is in our new book and you can buy it from the link in my bio....

This photo was a total fluke! @corey_wilson and I were totally burnt out from surfing all week. The forecast said the waves were meant to drop so we thought we’d have a lay day. My good mate @lincolneather came home freaking out that the waves were so good so we were like alright let’s go do a lap of the points. Corey wanted to try something different so he put a dark filter on. This was my second or third wave into the session. The waves were flawless but we couldn’t do it anymore. The body wouldn’t work so we called it quits. Later that day I hear an excited Corey screaming “WOW!!” For a session we didn’t put much effort into and to get this amazing shot was a total mind blow and the best end to a swell! This shot is in our new book and you can buy it from the link in my bio....

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♥ 9294 - It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

♥ 9294

♥ 29982 - Thanks so much to Dan and the amazing crew @therabbitholehakuba for the great stay!! Also Will @theboardingcohakuba for everything too!! Love the snow and love Japan ✌


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February 21, 2018

♥ 8514 - It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

It’s finally here!! The book that @corey_wilson put together over the last 5 years of travel. Very honoured to have such a beautiful piece of art to look back on. Thanks Corey. To buy your copy go to the link in my bio.

♥ 8514

♥ 28715 - Thanks so much to Dan and the amazing crew @therabbitholehakuba for the great stay!! Also Will @theboardingcohakuba for everything too!! Love the snow and love Japan ✌


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February 20, 2018

♥ 24566 - Thanks so much to Dan and the amazing crew @therabbitholehakuba for the great stay!! Also Will @theboardingcohakuba for everything too!! Love the snow and love Japan ✌


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February 13, 2018

♥ 28977 - Pristine water! @ripcurl_aus #madeforwaves 


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February 07, 2018

♥ 18911 - I like short walks on the dock.. @ripcurl_aus #madeforwaves 


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February 05, 2018

♥ 41962 - Hope everyone had a great weekend! New collab colourway short with @corey_wilson @ripcurl_aus #madeforwaves

Hope everyone had a great weekend! New collab colourway short with @corey_wilson @ripcurl_aus #madeforwaves

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♥ 23994 - Early morning shred session with @joelparko on the water horses. 


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February 02, 2018

♥ 18708 - Early morning shred session with @joelparko on the water horses. 


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February 01, 2018

♥ 42567 - The start of a dream..... 


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January 30, 2018

♥ 29705 - Hopefully a few of these moments this week! 


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January 27, 2018

♥ 22181 - Happy Australia Day to everyone! Here with Australian World Champion @barney_miller not many people are more Australian in my eyes. Hard working, dedicated and very humble. Also everyone should take a moment to recognise the traditional owners of this amazing country. Be safe, have fun and respect each other! #strayamate

Happy Australia Day to everyone! Here with Australian World Champion @barney_miller not many people are more Australian in my eyes. Hard working, dedicated and very humble. Also everyone should take a moment to recognise the traditional owners of this amazing country. Be safe, have fun and respect each other! #strayamate

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♥ 16887 - Very humbling to stand in this photo with my heroes. @cathyfreemanofficial gave us a talk today that was truly moving, honest and inspiring. I found I had so many parallels with her in her journey through life. Thank you for sharing 


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January 26, 2018

♥ 12940 - Very humbling to stand in this photo with my heroes. @cathyfreemanofficial gave us a talk today that was truly moving, honest and inspiring. I found I had so many parallels with her in her journey through life. Thank you for sharing 


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January 25, 2018

♥ 6204 - @wild.ark are so excited to announce that we are partnering with the Tuke Community and Baia Sportfishing Lodge on our second conservation project the Tuke Rainforest Conservancy, a 42,000 acre rainforest conservancy  located deep in the Nakanai Mountains on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The Nakanai Mountains were proposed as a World Heritage site in 2006 by the PNG government and are still on the tentative list. Since then the island has been heavily logged and cleared for palm plantations, leaving only pockets of lowland forest intact. Luckily large tracts of remote Montane forest, such as the Tuke region, remain undisturbed. The Tuke Rainforest Conservancy will protect the rainforest from  logging and palm activities that pressure the region. Find out more at www.wildark.com

@wild.ark are so excited to announce that we are partnering with the Tuke Community and Baia Sportfishing Lodge on our second conservation project the Tuke Rainforest Conservancy, a 42,000 acre rainforest conservancy  located deep in the Nakanai Mountains on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The Nakanai Mountains were proposed as a World Heritage site in 2006 by the PNG government and are still on the tentative list. Since then the island has been heavily logged and cleared for palm plantations, leaving only pockets of lowland forest intact. Luckily large tracts of remote Montane forest, such as the Tuke region, remain undisturbed. The Tuke Rainforest Conservancy will protect the rainforest from  logging and palm activities that pressure the region. Find out more at www.wildark.com

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♥ 49960 - Just skim it! 


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January 22, 2018

♥ 20903 - Just skim it! 


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January 19, 2018

♥ 34027 - Thursday’s are for the boys! Haha fun morning on the ski with @bededurbo and @corey_wilson kids turn off the sound. Bad language warning ⚠️

Thursday’s are for the boys! Haha fun morning on the ski with @bededurbo and @corey_wilson kids turn off the sound. Bad language warning ⚠️

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♥ 31004 - Good morning..... 


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January 18, 2018

♥ 26543 - Good morning..... 


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January 16, 2018

♥ 3509 - Happy birthday Owen!! Wish you all the best my brother!! @owright

Happy birthday Owen!! Wish you all the best my brother!! @owright

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♥ 35552 - Summer follow cam.... 


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January 13, 2018

♥ 12438 - Excited to let everyone know that we raised US$96,000 for the not-for-profit, @wild.ark 
The monies raised will go towards field ranger training, K-9 anti poaching and aerial surveillance units at the Southern African Wildlife College at the frontline of anti-poaching in the Kruger National Park, Ongoing biodiversity research with Macquarie University in Australia and positive story-telling highlighting individuals and organisations in conservation all over the world.

#TB to suiting up to be attacked by dogs. @omazeworld

Excited to let everyone know that we raised US$96,000 for the not-for-profit, @wild.ark The monies raised will go towards field ranger training, K-9 anti poaching and aerial surveillance units at the Southern African Wildlife College at the frontline of anti-poaching in the Kruger National Park, Ongoing biodiversity research with Macquarie University in Australia and positive story-telling highlighting individuals and organisations in conservation all over the world. #TB to suiting up to be attacked by dogs. @omazeworld

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♥ 30875 - Let’s keep dreaming..... 


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January 12, 2018

♥ 27771 - Let’s keep dreaming..... 


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January 11, 2018

♥ 33864 - Best part of being home! Hanging with little miss Harper!

Best part of being home! Hanging with little miss Harper!

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♥ 16353 - The joy of surfing with friends and family will always be eternal. Here my good mate @acebuchan takes his beautiful daughter Ruby surfing in France on a @mfsoftboards Beastie 7’0. What a heart melter. If you want to try one follow @awayco_ and see where you can rent one!

The joy of surfing with friends and family will always be eternal. Here my good mate @acebuchan takes his beautiful daughter Ruby surfing in France on a @mfsoftboards Beastie 7’0. What a heart melter. If you want to try one follow @awayco_ and see where you can rent one!

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♥ 55985 - Ok mother ocean time to wake up now! The animals are getting restless haha #forgotwhotookthis

Ok mother ocean time to wake up now! The animals are getting restless haha #forgotwhotookthis

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♥ 48573 - So many amazing moments last year. Looking forward to experiencing more this year! Happy New Year! 


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January 09, 2018

♥ 6796 - The joy of surfing with friends and family will always be eternal. Here my good mate @acebuchan takes his beautiful daughter Ruby surfing in France on a @mfsoftboards Beastie 7’0. What a heart melter. If you want to try one follow @awayco_ and see where you can rent one!

The joy of surfing with friends and family will always be eternal. Here my good mate @acebuchan takes his beautiful daughter Ruby surfing in France on a @mfsoftboards Beastie 7’0. What a heart melter. If you want to try one follow @awayco_ and see where you can rent one!

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♥ 50371 - Ok mother ocean time to wake up now! The animals are getting restless haha #forgotwhotookthis

Ok mother ocean time to wake up now! The animals are getting restless haha #forgotwhotookthis

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♥ 48300 - So many amazing moments last year. Looking forward to experiencing more this year! Happy New Year! 


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January 04, 2018

♥ 40767 - So many amazing moments last year. Looking forward to experiencing more this year! Happy New Year! 


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December 30, 2017

♥ 12071 - What a classic day with the boys!! #allthegearnoidea haha

What a classic day with the boys!! #allthegearnoidea haha

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♥ 23605 - Good times surfing with me mate @mattwilko8 in Hawaii! 


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December 28, 2017

♥ 18485 - Good times surfing with me mate @mattwilko8 in Hawaii! 


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December 23, 2017

♥ 56199 - What a year it has been! Had so much fun learning new things and hanging with great people. To all the people that have supported me and made me laugh thank you! Be safe over the holiday season ✌


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December 19, 2017

♥ 30252 - Congrats to the best humans on such Stella careers. Thanks for the most amazing laughs and memories. I know the next chapter is going to be amazing look forward to sharing more amazing times with ya both!! @bededurbo @josh_kerr84

Congrats to the best humans on such Stella careers. Thanks for the most amazing laughs and memories. I know the next chapter is going to be amazing look forward to sharing more amazing times with ya both!! @bededurbo @josh_kerr84

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♥ 13227 - After a big day of surfing you’ve got to roll. @hypericeaus will give you 15% off their products if you use the code MOVELIKEMICK hope it helps. For AUS/NZ customers only

After a big day of surfing you’ve got to roll. @hypericeaus will give you 15% off their products if you use the code MOVELIKEMICK hope it helps. For AUS/NZ customers only

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♥ 28536 - Well didn’t surf Pipe for my first heat of the #pipemasters unfortunately waves weren’t so good but surfed my first ever heat at the beach park. 


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