It seems Mick Fanning is the latest among a select group of surfers who have received the gold wrapper invitation to surf Kelly’s wavepool.

Kelly Slater Wave Co. recently posted the following video to their Instagram feed.

Having spent the majority of his life threading the dreamy green tubes of the Gold Coast, how would Mick find Kelly’s mechanical replica?

“It was like … real!” Exclaimed Mick after his first ride. “It didn’t feel like a wavepool, it felt like a real wave.”


"I'm Not Leavin" @mfanno #ThanksMick #TBT

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