Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fanning Drops in on Kids

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fanning Drops in on Kids

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MITCHELL CRAIG

Sports reporter

TWO-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning made an appearance on the third day of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head yesterday.

Fanning surfed at Ballina yesterday morning before dropping in for a visit on his way back to the Gold Coast.

C[pounds sterling]The waves are breaking left and right so there are plenty of options for the surfers out there,C[yen] Fanning said.

C[pounds sterling]I took some of these kids at a Red Bull training camp recently and some of them are already amazing surfers.

C[pounds sterling]The most important part of this competition is that everyone gets out there and has a bit of fun.C[yen]

Lennox Head surfers Mikey Wright and Jake Snellgrove were two of the standouts at the weekend.

Cali McDonagh was one of the best in the 16-years-and-under girls division.

C[pounds sterling]We've had a few upsets with top seeds James Young and Kalani Ball already eliminated from the event yesterday,C[yen] event organiser Tony O'Brien said. …

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