Mick Fanning Makes $1400 Per Wave?

Mike Fanning

Mick Fanning is a wealthy man. So wealthy that…

His bedding is made of foreign silks and the carcasses of exotic land mammals.
He employs a staff of butlers, including one Albanian man whose sole responsibility is to skin the various fruits consumed by Mick.
He makes $1400 every time he stands up on a wave.
He owns the rights to The Silence Of The Lambs film.

Only one of those things is confirmed to be true. And while the others can safely be presumed, let’s zone in on the verified bit for now: In 2015, Mick Fanning made $1400 in prize money every time he stood up on a wave. That’s according to some numbers that were just crunched by Empire Ave. You can read the full thing here. But before you do, it should probably be noted that 2015 World Champ Adriano de Souza only made just over $1100 in prize money per wave — which seems staggeringly small considering the fact the he does about 37 maneuvers each time his feet meet the wax.