Fanning wins Rip Curl Pro in Portugal

GOLD Coast product Mick Fanning has won the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal.

In a nail-biting heat, Fanning only moved into a winning position in the dying minutes of his round.

The win moves Fanning into second place in the world rankings, with the top spot in his sights.


The number one position will be decided at the Billabong Pipeline Masters on December 8 at Oahu’s North Shore.

If Fanning wins the finale event of the World Tour in Hawaii and Brazilian Gabriel Medina fails to make the final, Fanning will be crowned as world champion.