Mick burst onto the ASP World Championship Tour in 2002, when he finished in the top five in his rookie season. He looked destined for a world title, but his ascension to the top was violently interrupted by injury in 2004 when he suffered a complete hamstring tear. He could only get back in the water after major surgery and six months of intense rehab.
Mick dug deep and made a triumphant return in 2007, winning the ASP world championship at the age of 26. But just one year later, in 2008, the Australian suffered his second major injury. A groin tear impacted his performance and saw him slip to eighth position in the year-end ratings. A tireless competitor and sportsman, Mick trained hard and came back in 2009 to reclaim his ASP Word Championship crown, a campaign that culminated at the Pipe Masters, the year's final and most prestigous event.
2012 was another standout year for the 2x world champ, despite a third place finish. Mick had a strong first half, winning the Rip Curl Pro and Billabong Pro Teahupo'o and securing podium finishes at both the Billabong Rio Pro and Volcom Fiji Pro.
2013 also brought with it a number of podium finishes, including first place at the Quiksilver Pro. With a deep competitive design and professional approach, Mick certainly looks to have many more world titles in him.Read more