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ASP Top 34 Finalized for 2014 ASP World Championship Tour Season

With the completion of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii yesterday and the crowning of Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, as the 2013 ASP World Champion, this season’s ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) has drawn to a dramatic close.

In a year that witnessed the world’s best surfers compete at Snapper Rocks, Bells Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Tavarua, Keramas, Teahupo’o, Trestles, Hossegor, Peniche and the Banzai Pipeline, 2013 not only hosted an incredible battle between Fanning and 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 41, for the world surfing crown, but also a fierce fight in terms of qualification and requalification for next year’s elite tour.

   

We may have just witnessed history - the final day of the Billabong Pipe Masters goes down in epic conditions, with sensational results!

 

SLATER WINS 7th BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS TITLE 
FANNING WINS 3rd ASP WORLD TITLE 
FLORENCE WINS 2nd VANS TRIPLE CROWN TITLE 
Kelly Slater (USA), 41, has won his 7th Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons after a day of incredible 15-foot (four metre) waves at Pipeline today. Slater defeated John John Florence (HAW), 21, in a hard-fought, 35-minute Final that ended with less than half a point separating the two. The runner-up finish for Florence saw him crowned 2013 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing champion.
   

Mick nails his 3rd World Title at noon today(#3). 2pm update: Meet the new Vans Triple Crown Champ John John Florence (#2) 345pm update: Meet the 7X Pipeline Master...(one guess)

12pm at the one and only BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 14, 2013) - Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, has claimed his third ASP World Title today in epic conditions at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.The final event of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season, the Billabong Pipe Masters is culminating today in solid 10 to 15 foot (three-to-five metre) waves at the infamous Banzai Pipeline and Fanning’s last-minute heroics in both Round 5 against C.J. Hobgood (USA), 34, and the Quarterfinals against Yadin Nicol (AUS), 28, has sealed his campaign for this year’s world surfing crown over an rampaging Kelly Slater (USA), 41.

   

Surf Bio: Brian Bielmann - The Man Behind The Lens

What can you say about Brian Bielmann that hasn’t already been said about Fonzie? Bielmann is the man, straight up. The always smiling crew at Sanuk just released a 16-minute long documentary exposing just how great Bielmann is, and it’s as sweet as tupelo honey. Bielmann: Straight Up The Man is a must-watch for any fan of surf photography — orders from the Fonz himself.

   

This is gonna be good. Esp after the Pipe Show down.

A special exhibition in conjunction with...

Clark Little Gallery Haleiwa will be celebrating its 3 Year Anniversary this Saturday, December 14, 5:30-8:30pm. Live music, food, drinks, signing and giveaways!

The event will also celebrate the BOOK RELEASE of Clark's new coffee table book "Shorebreak". The 10"x10" book includes over 100 photographs with 65 two-page spreads. Shot on the North Shore and in California, Japan, Tahiti, Maui, Kauai and Big Island. Clark will be on hand to sign his new books, art prints and 2014 calendars.

   

Kieren Perrow Discusses Shoulder Injury Sustained at Billabong Pipe Masters

 

Kieren Perrow (AUS), 36, had planned on retiring following the completion of the 2013 ASP Season, shifting in to a full-time role as the new ASP Commissioner. Unfortunately for the Australian charger, his career would not end as he’d envisioned. Perrow would dislocate his shoulder in Round 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters while driving through a Backdoor barrel, exiting the last heat of his career in agonizing pain.

   

2 Hawaiian's top the 10 Most Influential Surfers of All Time

From surfing’s early beginnings as the “Sport of Kings” in Hawaii, it has held a certain sway over spectators and participants alike. While estimates of the number of surfers world wide vary wildly (from 5 million to 23 million), there are a select few that, for one reason or another, have left an indelible mark on surfing. The interesting thing is that in most cases, it’s not so much for the actual act of surfing, but for what they did to significantly alter the course of things to come. From the Duke to Gidget, this is a list of a ten of surfing’s most influential people.

 

#1. The Duke

   

Title race tension rises Day 2 of Pipe Masters

Kelly Slater © ASP/Cestari

Florence Takes Vans Triple Crown Lead

Surf News, 10 December. The 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons resumed today in six foot (2 metre) barrels and there was no shortage of drama in the ASP World Title race between Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, and Kelly Slater (USA), 41. There was also a shift in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Rankings as well as qualification developments for the 2014 WCT.

The Billabong Pipe Masters represents the pinnacle of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, deciding the ASP World Title, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, and final slots for 2014 ASP WCT qualification.

   

Slater gives a lesson on going left at Sunset during the World Cup

Kelly goes left during the Vans World Cup, records it

9 December, 2013. No one goes left at Sunset and gets barrelled...and in a contest. Well, except for certain multi-world title surfers and the odd North Shore underground legend. Kelly Slater did it during the Vans World Cup Prime event last week. Lucky for us he had a camera mounted on his board. Check the clip from GoPro.

   

The NEW 2013 World Champ. Here's was he was thinkg prior...revisit Mick Fanning's World Title Chat

Fuel TV sat down with Mick Fanning to talk about his World Surfing Championship title hopes and the man that can take the title off him Kelly. Slater. It's a long shot for Kelly but we do see a big 10' WNW for Saturday. This is to his advantage. But ultimately the ocean will likely claim the title this year.

   

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