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Friday, December 14, 2012. North Shore Oahu. Pipeline. Joel Parkinson at the moment he realized he had just surpassed Kelly Slater in 2012 ASP rating points and would be awarded with his first ever ASP World Title.  Parkinson clinched the title upon Kelly Slater's loss to Josh Kerr in the semi-finals of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. Parko was quickly crowned ASP Champion before paddling back out to the surf, eventually winning his final heat and becoming the 2012 Pipeline Master. Mandatory Photo credit: Grambeau/A-Frame