Joel Parkinson is the New Champ. Slater Loses to Kerr in the Semis at Pipeline, and 12th World Title Slips Away
Joel Parkinson is the new ASP Champion. Congratulations go out to him. Unfortunately, Kelly Slater was eliminated in the semi-finals at the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Parko will surf against Josh Kerr in the finals in about 20 minutes (its currently 3:00pm Hawaiin time as I write this), but regardless of the outcome, Parkinson is the champ. Kelly Slater will have to settle for being #1 in the Surfer Poll awards this year. Lets hope we him do 1 more year on tour.