Mick Fanning's gilfriend pays tribute to surfing legend

The girlfriend of surfing legend Mick Fanning has paid tribute to her 'McMuffin' after the three-time world champion announced his retirement on Wednesday.

In one of the first photos of the pair together, Fanning's American girlfriend Breeana Randall posted she was 'incredibly proud' as he called time on his 17-year career.

Fanning, 36, said he no longer had 'the motivation and dedication' to compete at the top level, with his retirement coming just a few months after his relationship with the 25-year-old model and humanitarian was revealed.

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Breeana Randall (left), the girlfriend of surfing legend Mick Fanning (right), has paid tribute to her 'McMuffin' after the three-time world champion announced his retirement on Wednesday

Breeana Randall (left), the girlfriend of surfing legend Mick Fanning (right), has paid tribute to her 'McMuffin' after the three-time world champion announced his retirement on Wednesday

In one of the first photos of them together, Fanning's girlfriend said she was 'incredibly proud' of him as he called time on his 17-year career 

In one of the first photos of them together, Fanning's girlfriend said she was 'incredibly proud' of him as he called time on his 17-year career 

Fanning's announcement comes just a few months after his relationship with the 25-year-old model and humanitarian was revealed (Pictured, the pair on holiday in Japan recently)

Fanning's announcement comes just a few months after his relationship with the 25-year-old model and humanitarian was revealed (Pictured, the pair on holiday in Japan recently)

Posting a selfie of her and Fanning to Instagram, Ms Randall heaped praise on a man many believe is Australia's greatest ever male surfer.

'McMuffin!! Incredibly proud of you @mfanno

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