Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Deja Vu Aim for Fanning

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Deja Vu Aim for Fanning

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AFTER a disappointing performance at the ASP World Tour opener on Snapper Rocks, reigning world champion Mick Fanning hopes to turn it around at Margaret River this week.

The Tweed Heads hero, who won at Margaret River in 2001, headlines this year's Rusty Drug Aware Pro and is looking to one of his favourite destinations to kick-start his campaign.

"Margaret River is special to me," he said.

"The year I won it was a huge catalyst to what was an incredible year - shortly after that win I went to Bells and my first Tour event and fast-tracked my way on to the Tour the following season.

"The event really kick-started my season that year and my career and hopefully I can repeat the success nine years on."

A new ASP one world rating system has seen a dramatic increase in the overall quality of this year's field.

The field is a direct result of the one rating system as winning a Six-star Prime is roughly the same as finishing third in a Tour event. …

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