Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson World Title Race 2012

Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, and Mick Fanning at the Billabong Pipe Masters Press Conference. Image: ASP/Cestari 


The Inertia

The world title race between Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, and Mick Fanning will come to a dramatic and climatic finish on the final day of the 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters. Surfline is forecasting 6-10’ faces with some occasionally larger sets, and strong gusty ENE trade winds for Friday December 14th.

All eyes will be focused on the World Title Race, which shapes up as follows after two days of competition held at the Banzai Pipeline:

Kelly’s Round 3 Heat victory over Billy Kemper (18.33 to 15.50) has placed him into Heat 3 of the Round 4, no losers round, against Josh Kerr and Gabriel Medina.

Joel’s Round 3 Heat win against Kalani Chapman (16.17 to 13.50), and one sideed victory in Round 4 Heat 2 against CJ Hobgood and Kieren Perrow (18.10 to 6.20 and 5.83) has Joel into the Quarter Finals where he will face the winner of the Round 5 Heat 2 matchup between CJ Hobgood and Dane Reynolds.

Below are the roads that Kelly and Joel have traveled in their quest for the 2012 ASP WCT World Title:

Kelly’s 2012 ASP WCT Results

Quiksilver Pro                        QF Loss to Josh Ker

Rip Curl Pro                            Final Loss to Mick Fanning

Billabong Rio Pro                   Injured

Volcom Fiji Pro                       Final Win against Gabriel Medina

Billabong Pro Teahupoo        R3 Loss to Richardo Dos Santos

Hurley Pro                                Final Win against Joel Parkinson

Quiksilver Pro France            Final Win against Dane Reynolds

Rip Curl Pro Portugal            R3 Loss against Raoni Monteiro

O’Neill Coldwater Classic            R5 Loss against Adriano De Souza

Billabong Pipe Masters            TBD

Current Points (Top 8 Results): 50,700

Joel’s 2012 ASP WCT Results

Quiksilver Pro                        QF Loss to Jordy Smith

Rip Curl Pro                            SF Loss to Mick Fanning

Billabong Rio Pro                   Final Loss to John Florence

Volcom Fiji Pro                       SF Loss to Gabriel Medina

Billabong Pro Teahupoo        Final Loss to Mick Fanning

Hurley Pro                                Final Loss against Kelly Slater

Quiksilver Pro France            SF Loss against Kelly Slater

Rip Curl Pro Portugal            SF Loss against Gabriel Medina

O’Neill Coldwater Classic      QF Loss against Travis Logie

Billabong Pipe Masters          TBD

Current Points (Top 8 Results): 53,900

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