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Joel Parkinson – Photo ASP/ Kirstin Scholtz

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Joel Parkinson of Coolangatta (pictured above) advanced into the quarterfinals of the Masters winning his round 4 heat with this near-perfect 9.27 ride (out of a possible 20.00). Parkinson is reigning ASP World Champion and the defending Pipe Masters Champion.

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Mick Fanning – Photo ASP/ Kelly Cestari

Two-times ASP World Champion and current ASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of the Gold Coast (pictured right) advanced to round 5 of the Masters today.

In round 3, in clean two-metre waves at Pipeline and Backdoor, Fanning defeated local Hawaiian wildcard Kaimana Jaquias by placing him in a combination situation (requiring two high-scoring rides) to advance into round 4.

In the non-elimination round 4 Fanning placed third to John John Florence of Hawaii and Nat Young (USA) and must now win his round 5 heat to keep his hopes of a third ASP World Title alive.

The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons is the final event of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour season and holds a waiting period from December 8 through 20.

The event is webcast LIVE via the The Pipe Masters website.

 


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