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The Easy Life of a Surfer

In the video Fiji Part One, Australian Matt Wilkinson gives the impression that the life of a surfer is all coconuts and sun bathing and waves. Around the same time Wilkinson was promoting this easy image, countryman Mick Fanning released a series of videos that showed a much harsher reality to groms.

At his surf school in Australia, Fanning went over everything from workouts in the sand to how to camp on the beach when a hotel isn't available. Call it a reality check. You can watch the full series on Surfing Life's channel on Vimeo.

—Joe Spring

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