Mick Fanning, Kirra Point, Australia

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On the weekend, the Gold Coast was pounded by an easterly groundswell. Kept clean by a southerly breeze, Saturday was a burning five-to-six feet and built to a solid six-eight feet by Sunday. Kirra was the pick. Mick Fanning, pictured here, snagged what many were calling wave of the day. The short clip below shows Mick threading three tunnels on one wave at Kirra Point. The swell’s abated somewhat today, but there’s still plenty to dip the beak in. Let’s hope the Quiksilver Pro, starting late february, is treated to similar conditions.