Fanning knocked out of Fiji Pro

GOLD Coast surfing legend Mick Fanning hasn’t given up on defending his world championship crown despite bowing out in the quarter-final stage at the Fiji Pro today.

The local says he’ll spend some time at home resting a knee injury before planning his assault on the next world tour event in South Africa next month.

Fanning was bundled out by American Nat Young in the quarters.


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Young will face Michael Bourez in one semi-final after knocking out Kelly Slater – the fifth time the US legend has lost in a heat at Cloudbreak.

Owen Wilson, Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson were all eliminated in round five.