Mick Fanning Claims First Event Win at Vans World Cup

By on December 3, 2015 in Surfing with 0 Comments

World Surf League (WSL) Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT) leader Mick Fanning (AUS) claimed his first Hawaiian victory at the Vans World Cup of Surfing today. The second stage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, this event is the final QS10,000 event of the year and always a favorite of the world’s best surfers.

Fanning in 1st place, Wilson in 2nd, Florence in 3rd and Wilkinson in 4th.

Fanning, 34, took down a star-studded field of CT surfers for the victory: Julian Wilson (AUS), John John Florence (HAW) and Matt Wilkinson (AUS), who placed second through fourth respectively. Fanning only surfed a total of three waves in the 35-minute heat – the least of all the finalists, for an insurmountable combined score of 15.20. Waves were excellent for the duration of the day at 2- to 3-times overhead brushed clean by off-shore winds.

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