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Jump in Mick's pool

The defending world champ on wave pools and surfing in "bullet time"

Updated: September 30, 2010, 9:45 AM ET
By Andy Morris | ESPN Action Sports

When Rip Curl shot a recent ad campaign featuring Mick Fanning and their new board shorts, they gathered some A-list surfing talent (Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright, and Matt Wilkinson joined Fanning), some A-list filmmaking talent (a company called Timeslice, famous for the "bullet time" camera technique used in "The Matrix") and an A-through-Z-list of high tech gizmos (52 Canon 5D digital cameras, several Apple computers, and external hard drives out the wazoo). They shipped everything to ...

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