Mick Fanning has claimed his third world title at Pipe over the weekend. He secured it in three-to-five metre waves in the quarter final against Yadin Nicol where he battled for 20 minutes before catching a deep backhand barrel. On the title win he said, “I was never worried myself now that I think of it. I knew what I needed to do and if the opportunity came, I knew I could do it. That opportunity came in both heats today. It’s an incredible feeling. I’ve been having fun all year and to clinch on a day like this at Pipeline makes it that much more special.” You can check a full list of his years results at the bottom of this post.
The pipe event was actually won by Kelly Slater against John John Florence. It was a super tight contest with less than half a point separating the two finalists. On missing the win and what’s happening for him next year he said, “I don’t know what happens for me in 2014 but I think that has pissed me off just enough to come back.” Brilliant quote.
For more on the event and the title, head over to the ASP site here.
MICK FANNING 2013 ASP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR RESULTS:
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Equal 3rd
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Equal 5th
Billabong Rio Pro: Equal 3rd
Volcom Fiji Pro: Runner-Up
Oakley Pro Bali: Equal 5th
Billabong Pro Tahiti: Equal 3rd
Hurley Pro at Trestles: Equal 9th
Quiksilver Pro France: WINNER
Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Equal 5th
Billabong Pipeline Masters: TBD