These are the five fellows three-time world champ Mick Fanning prefers to pull focus when he surfs.You don't live a 15-year career in front of the cameras without developing a tight rapport with the men on the other side of the lens. In the realm of professional surfing, photographers aren't merely business associates, they're travel buddies, they're coaches, they're confidants.
Mick Fanning isn't just your average professional surfer. With three world titles and almost two-dozen major league victories to his name, Mick operates in the all time upper echelons of his sport. A willingness to hit the road and a larger than life personality sees him engage with whoever he crosses paths with around the world, and the cameras can't help but love him.
Instead of having the photographers caption this gallery, we asked Mick to name his favourite photogs, and give us a line or two about each of them, to run alongside their favourite shots of MF.
Accordingly, enjoy five fine frames shot by Fanning's favourite photographers, with captions from the man himself.