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Parkinson outduels Slater

By Nick Abramo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2012

~~<p>Australia's Joel Parkinson and Florida's Kelly Slater didn't surf head to head at Pipeline on Friday, but they were still locked in an epic, daylong dogfight with the ASP World Tour championship on the line.</p>
<p>Every time either surfer entered the water on the final day of the Billabong Pipe Masters, it was do or die, and it was Parkinson who made it just a bit farther to clinch his first world title and wrap up the Pipe Masters crown. In the process, he also denied Slater a 12th world championship.</p>
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Australia's Joel Parkinson and Florida's Kelly Slater didn't surf head to head at Pipeline on Friday, but they were still locked in an epic, daylong dogfight with the ASP World Tour championship on the line.

Every time either surfer entered the water on the final day of the Billabong Pipe Masters, it was do or die, and it was Parkinson who made it just a bit farther to clinch his first world title and wrap up the Pipe Masters crown. In the process, he also denied Slater a 12th world championship. Login for more...



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