Aussie Fanning clinches world title

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Australian Mick Fanning captured his second ASP World Title while surfing at the Billabong Pipe Masters on Oahu's North Shore Saturday.

Fanning was eliminated in the fourth round by childhood friend Dean Morrison, but the only other surfer in contention for the world title, Joel Parkinson, was also eliminated. Once Parkinson was ousted, Fanning's place atop the ASP point standings was secured.