2014 Men’s Title Race: Final Scenarios

From big upsets to Mick Fanning’s triumph, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal shook up the World Title race. It now comes down to the wire and the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipe Masters, where three surfers – Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater – will have a chance to win professional surfing’s most coveted prize.

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The 2014 Title race scenarios are now as follows:

If Medina finishes 2nd or better at the Billabong Pipe Masters, he will clinch the 2014 ASP World Title.

If Medina finishes 3rd at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning will need to win the event and Slater will be out of contention.

If Medina finishes 5th at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning will need to win the event and Slater will be out of contention.

If Medina finishes 9th at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning will need to finish 2nd or better and Slater will be out of contention.

If Medina finishes 13th or 25th at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning will need to finish 3rd to win or 5th to send the title race into a one-heat “surf-off” between himself and Medina.

If Medina finishes 13th or 25th at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning will need to finish third or better, and Slater will need to win the event.

Note: The 2014 ASP World Championship Tour rankings are based on a surfer’s best nine results out of 11 events.

The event window for the Billabong Pipe Masters is December 8-20, 2014. Tune in to catch all the action LIVE at aspworldtour.com

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