Welcome to the latest edition of the ASP Weekly Pulse. This week’s update focuses on the culmination of the 2012 ASP WCT Season, which ended in dramatic fashion when Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, won not only his maiden ASP World Title, but also his first Billabong Pipe Masters! Aside from Parkinson’s big showing, the ASP Weekly Pulse breaks down the ASP Rookie of the Year award, which was secured by John John Florence (HAW), 19, who was the highest rated rookie following the final stop on the ASP WCT. In addition to the Pipeline finale, the ASP Weekly Pulse introduces the 2013 ASP rookie class.
O'Neill X Ohana is a piece created to really highlight our athletes. The word Ohana means family in Hawaiian and everyone in this short film has spent countless years riding for the same brand we call O'Neill. Jordy Smith, Ian Crane, Timmy Reyes, Cory Lopez, and John John Florence (as seen in order) all feature their best waves from the time they spent on this rock called Hawaii.
Sebastien Ziets, Glenn Hall & Nat Young join the elite tour
The 2012 ASP World Championship Tour season has come to a close following yesterday’s culmination of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons and the clinching of the 2012 ASP World Title by Joel Parkinson. While the world’s best surfers prepare for a well-deserved break before the start of the next season, the ASP has determined which surfers will contest for the 2013 ASP World Title:
14 December, 2012 "It's all over. it's done. it's surreal". Parko...the new World Champ and Pipe Master. The surf was less than perfect but still world class on most scales. The best surfed the heavy barrells with bravery.
Coming out on top after 4 runner ups over the last decade, Joel is wins most deserved. Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, claimed his maiden ASP World Title today at the final stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season, by winning the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. The Billabong Pipe Masters was also the third and final leg of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series....
Jeff Hubbard (HAW) has won the 2012 IBA Encanto Pro in rampy 4-6 foot waves at Middles Beach today. The 2x World Champion defeated wildcard Ruben “Babby” Quinones (PR) in the final with a total heat score of 16.55 vs 12.70.
After the final Quinones was carried and cheered up the beach by his friends and fans as he flew the Puerto Rican flag with pride.
When asked about his road to the final, Hubbard explained: “I was in focus mode all day. I was trying not to think about the title race or be too distracted by Winnies performance. It was hard, because he was killing it.”
Welcome to the freshest edition of the ASP Weekly Pulse, where this week’s action-packed video newsletter begins with Taylor Jensen securing his second consecutive ASP World Longboard Title in China. In addition to the ASP WLT news, the ASP Weekly Pulse recaps Sebastian Zietz’s rampage to a Vans Triple Crown win and also gives an update on the ASP World Title scenario from the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.
Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. Pipeline, is one of surfing's most highly sought-after gurus and we are ecstatic to welcome him to Surfer, The Bar, for the first time. Born and raised in Honolulu, Gerry made a seamless transition to the North Shore and by the early '70's was dominating at Pipeline.
The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons has been called off for the day with small decreasing swell on offer at Pipeline.
Stop No. 10 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pipe Masters enjoyed classic conditions for the opening two days of the waiting period and event officials are anticipating a new swell to ignite the infamous reef later this week for a dramatic finish to competition.
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