Surfing icon’s ‘incredible’ announcement

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Australian surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark Sunday during the World Surfing League's J-Bay competition in South Africa. Photo: YouTube/WSL

Mick Fanning is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Breeana RandallSource:Instagram

Surfing legend Mick Fanning has revealed his long-term model girlfriend is pregnant after the two got engaged at Dreamtime Beach.

The three-time ASP World Tour winner popped the question to American Breeana Randall during a photo shoot for their baby announcement.

Fanning, 38, shared the news on Saturday via Instagram, posting a collection of photos of the two dressed in white at the picturesque beach in northern New South Wales. He also revealed the baby was due in August.

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“Yesterday was one of those incredible days! @breeanablue and I went to shoot some baby announcement photos and then this happened!” Fanning posted.

“This beautiful woman has stolen my heart and I’m so excited to create a beautiful family with her. Bub is due in August.

“So excited to start this new chapter with a person I truly admire and love. @breeanablue and Harper and new little one this is going to be magical!”

Randall said she was “speechless” when Fanning dropped onto one knee, calling the moment “magic”.

“What I thought would be a bubby announcement photo shoot turned into something else so very special,” she posted to Instagram.

“I’m still speechless and soaking in this moment. You’ve had me smiling bigger than I ever have before since we’ve met, and that smile continues to grow on the daily.

“Thank you for supporting my happiness and choosing me to ride this wild thing called life with you by each other’s side. I’m so stoked on you.

“You’re my partner, my lover, my supporter, my encourager, my everything … my forever.

“Life is pure magic.”

The proposal comes two days after a woman accused of stalking Fanning and breaking into his home was released from court on strict bail conditions

Fanning was a six-time Australian Male Surfer of the Year before his retirement in 2018. He infamously was involved in a bizarre but terrifying shark attack in 2015.

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