Well what a day that was. The perfect way to end the 2013 WCT Tour. Mick Fanning is the ASP Word Surfing Champion
Mick managed to hold his nerve in the dying seconds of his first 2 heats, enough to make it to the semi finals, which was all he needed to take out this year’s ASP World Tour title. Biggest claim in ASP history? Did the judges fall for it? Was that wave really a 9.7? All ancient history now. Mick is a worthy world champion a genuine competitor, so you can’t help but be happy for him. Congrats Mick! Kelly Slater had to win the Pipeline Masters to be in with a chance of winning a record breaking 12th world title and in true Kelly style, that is exactly what he did.
With world title celebration still in motion, John John Florence made light work of a still celebrating Mick Fanning, setting up what probably should have been a World championship deciding final. Kelly VS John John The Pipe Masters is the pinnacle of completive surfing. Kelly Slater is surfings undisputed all time master. John John Florence is widely tipped as the next big thing! Even though John John is regarded to be one of the best at Pipe, this was a final that Kelly never looked like loosing! As soon as John John’s posted his 8.5 Kelly fired back with 9.87.
So as it all finished up.Mick claims his 3rd World Title, Kelly Claims his 7th Pipe Masters and John John goes back to back to claim his 2nd Triple Crown! The big question is, will Kelly be back next year? The ASP World Tour will be a strange place without him