Mick Fanning misses out on fourth world surf title
Mick Fanning has missed out on a fourth world surf title in Hawaii after a strong performance overshadowed by the death of his brother Peter.
The Australian defeated 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, but fell out of the semi-finals to Brazilian Adriano de Souza, who claimed his first WSL crown.
Mr de Souza paid tribute to Fanning saying "he deserved it more than me".
There has been strong support after a grieving Fanning won his Pipeline quarter-finals heat on Wednesday. The Australian broke down in an interview after his winning heat, not long after learning of his brother's death.
He later posted on social media that it was one of the most challenging days of his life.
"I am so grateful for the incredible love and well wishes that have come my way since learning of my eldest brother's passing," Fanning said on Instagram.