Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons
ASP World Championship Tour Men's Event
Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
8 - 20 December 2013
Mick Fanning is your 2013 World Champion
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 December, 2013 -- Mick Fanning beats the buzzer again and backed up a 7.33 with an impressive 9.7 to take the World Championship Title in his quarterfinal heat against Yadin Nicol. In the most exciting heat of the day, Yadin Nicol nearly had the win over Mick with an impressive 16.9.
After an intense Round 5 heat against CJ Hobgood this morning, Mick advanced to the quarters against Yadin Nicol. The wave that was almost the exact mirror of his earlier Round 5 nail-biter kept the crowd, and Fanning, impatiently waiting for the judges' scores. The beach erupted as Mick Fanning was named the 2013 ASP World Champion.
An emotional Mick summed up his year in front of the screaming crowd, "I had a really fun time. I just really wanted to enjoy my time on tour and just breathe."
It's been an intense day of competition. Stay tuned for your Pipe Masters Champion.