NEWLY crowned world surfing champion Mick Fanning tames the world’s deadliest waves with ease, but his Niseko trip got off to a bad start when he fractured his wrist on his first run.
Powderlife broke the story which was subsequently reported widely in mainstream media across Australia.
Fanning arrived in Niseko on December 30 for a holiday with fiancé Karissa Dalton (above far right) and a group of friends.
After a quick trip to the Kutchan hospital Mick rode for the rest of the trip with his arm strapped.It isn’t expected to hamper his world title defence which kicks off on February 23.
Those who read our interview with Mick in Issue 1 might remember he was tentative about swapping boards:
“I love snowboarding, it’s so much fun – it’s like surfing but it does hurt more,” he said.