Mick Fanning is a legend
When a pro surfer takes time out of a very busy competitive schedule to support us we really appreciate it.
Especially when that pro surfer is currently number 1 in the world with a handfull of competitions left.
If you are keen to see Mick in action at Straddie check our video of Straddie
Mick as well as many other surfers on the coast realise just how unique and high quality the wave is.
We are also going to protect it from whatever brand of development threatens it.
Mick who lives at Kirra [also under its own threats including a Cruise Terminal proposal] made the follow comments on his website.
"Tom Tate the mayor for the Gold Coast is proposing the construction of a cruise ship terminal that would gut The Spit causing have mass impact to the marine life, waves and lifestyle on the Gold Coast. Learn more and join the protest at www.saveourspit.com"
Tom Tate was quoted in the Gold Coast Bulletin on 19th Septmber 2012
"You can be the best surfer, diver, artist, I'm happy for you, but I will be listening to the people that matter ... It's more of an issue for high-profile people like the CEO of a cruise ship company ... they're the high-profile people I'm worried about ... Every Mick Fanning that comes out, I can find a high-profile surfer to say it's a fantastic idea"
Well good luck with that one Tom...
See the GCB article
Note some of the plainly offensive comments directed at Mick. I am pretty sure he is made of stern stuff and these ignorant comments will only boost our support.