At 36, Mick Fanning will retire after the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach contest. It’s where he won his first Championship Tour contest (as a wildcard) and it will certainly be one helluva party.

And Fanning wants to invite everyone to join. But he’s going to give one lucky winner (and a friend) the chance to be flown to Australia, put-up in a four-star hotel, have VIP access to the entire contest and even get to surf with Fanning himself. He’s teamed up with Omaze for a giveaway (in which you purchase tickets) benefiting WildArk.

Essentially, to be entered in the giveaway you donate to WildArk through the Omaze page. The more money you donate, the more chances you have to win.

Wanna be Mick Fanning’s VIP? Photo: Courtesy of Omaze

WildArk is a “conservation organization with a mission to protect as much of the world's biodiversity as possible and to inspire people to reconnect with nature,” as their mission statement says. Fanning is an ambassador with WildArk, and he’s gotten to experience some of the incredible wildlife projects they undertake.

So think of it as a win-win if you want a chance to be Fanning’s VIP for his last-ever contest: you’ll be helping conservation efforts and potentially winning the trip of a lifetime.

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