When Rip Curl's most elite surfer suffered a career threatening injury mid-way through 2004, the entire Rip Curl world felt the pain with him. Out of action and stuck at home doing rehab, Mick Fanning was a fish out of water. The time away from the hectic competitive season ended up a blessing in disguise though, as Fanning refocused and took to training with reckless abandon.
The result? He rejoined the World Tour in 2005, won two events and finished second at the Pipe Masters and secured third place overall on the World Rankings. Film-maker Jon Frank has been right by Fanning's side since that injury mishap in 2004 and together with Mick and Rip Curl has documented the time since in the film.