NORTH SHORE, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Australian surfer Taj Burrow outscored nine time world champion Kelly Slater Tuesday to win the $90,000 first place prize money at the Billabong Pipeline Masters on Oahu's North Shore.
Slater finished second. Australian Dean Morrison and Californian Dane Reynolds tied for third.
The waves were a clean 3 to 5 feet (Hawaiian scale).
Joel Parkinson earned enough points at Pipe to win the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing ($50,000). The Triple Crown is made up of the Pipeline Masters, the O'Neil World Cup of Surfing, and the Reef Hawaiian Pro.
C.J. Hobgood finished second in Triple Crown points followed by Sunny Garcia.
Australian Mick Fanning earned enough points at Pipeline to secure his second ASP World Title.
The top Hawaiian surfer on the ASP tour in 2009 was Fred Patacchia who finished 15th.
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