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Mick Fanning (AUS) at his World Title party. PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Sunday, December 13, 2009) - Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, was  crowned the 2009 ASP World Champion, following a stunning performance at the Billabong Pipeline Masters at the  Banzai Pipeline yesterday. .A World Tile party was held at the Turtle Bay Resort for Fanning attended by family and a extended host of freinds...Heading into the final stop of the 2009 ASP World Tour season, Fanning held the ASP ratings' lead over fellow Gold Coast surfer Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, and with Parkinson's Round 3 exit in the Billabong Pipe Masters at the hands of wildcard Gavin Gillette (HAW), 23, Fanning secured his second ASP World Title..."I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now and I don't quite know what to say," Fanning said. "It was hard out there. I was trying to get ready for my heat and then Gavin (Gillette) got that one score as I was paddling out and, I don't know, I just sort of slowed down."..For the first time since 2003, the ASP World Title came down to the final event of the season at the Billabong Pipe Masters..."This title is way more fun," Fanning said. "I was much more relaxed for this one - besides the last few days, I was really nervous."..The 2009 ASP World Tour season will go down in history as one of the most dramatic, with Parkinson winning three of the first five events before Fanning rallied in the latter half of the season to overtake his good friend.......The northern hemisphere winter months on the North Shore signal a concentration of surfing activity with some of the best surfers in the world taking advantage of swells originating in the stormy Northern Pacific. Notable North Shore spots include Waimea Bay, Off The Wall, Backdoor, Log Cabins, Rockpiles and Sunset Beach... Ehukai Beach is more  commonly known as Pipeline and is the most notable surfing spot on the North Shore. It is considered a prime spot for competitions due to its close proximity to the beach, giving spectators, judges,
Mick Fanning (AUS) at his World Title party. PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Sunday, December 13, 2009) - Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, was crowned the 2009 ASP World Champion, following a stunning performance at the Billabong Pipeline Masters at the Banzai Pipeline yesterday. .A World Tile party was held at the Turtle Bay Resort for Fanning attended by family and a extended host of freinds...Heading into the final stop of the 2009 ASP World Tour season, Fanning held the ASP ratings' lead over fellow Gold...
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