Mick Fanning has done a lot in his life. Three world championships. Entrepreneur. Father. Shark attack survivor. He’s had to sacrifice a lot to get to where he is, though, but the sacrifices have been well worth it. So it makes sense that a podcast with Mick Fanning would be an interesting one. Now that Mick’s retired from the World Tour he’s got a little more time on his hands. Just a little (see new child). Justin Jay, who as a world-renowned photographer has been able to get himself behind the scenes to witness some truly amazing moments, called Mick up to chat about it all.
Jay’s podcast, The Plug, is a good one. Jay, if you haven’t heard of him, has quite the resume. He cut his teeth shooting photos in New York as a documentary photographer for rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs. He’s worked with countless musicians, including Jay Z, Outkast, and the Foo Fighters. He has a certain way about him that just kind of allows him to slide into high-intensity situations unnoticed. Inside those insulated cultures, Jay is able to document them without disturbing. For the last decade or so, he’s been working on a book about the North Shore called HI 1K – 10 Years / 1000 Moments on Hawaii’s North Shore, and in the process, he’s gotten to know just about everyone there is to know in the surfing world.