John John Florence: Perfect 10 in Supertubos | Photo: ASP/Kirstin

The 2014 ASP World Tour champion will be decided at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, in Hawaii. Gabriel Medina and Kelly Slater are out of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal.

Shifty five-to-eight foot barreling waves sent the world title race to Pipeline. Joel Parkinson, who also lost his Round 3 heat, is mathematically out of the equation.

Gabriel Medina was the first to fall. With just minutes remaining on the clock, the Brazilian had the opportunity to overtake Simpson, but he left the water after his final wave before the time had run down, thinking he had the score for the win. Critical mistake.

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Surfing Santa Claus: coming to town with bag full of gifts

Welcome to The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2014. If you have a surfer relative, friend or loved one, don't fret and plan ahead. Discover our curated selection of Christmas gift ideas.

We've handpicked the best surfing presents that will put a smile on any surfer's face, whether you are a savvy or a big spender Santa Claus.

A passionate surfer may seem hard to please, especially after years of practice and continuous investment in the sport. However, the surf industry keeps evolving and year after year there are new things all surfers want to put their hands on.

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Kelly Slater: a 540 air reverse at 42

Kelly Slater has pulled a 540 air reverse at Supertubos, Peniche, in Portugal.

The 11-time world champion keeps pushing the limits of the wave riding. In a free surfing session at Supertubos, the Floridian completed a 540-degree rotation in the sky before landing in the whitewater.

At a first glance, it seems that Kelly Slater is able to successfully pull a 720 air, but a careful analysis reveals us that the surf master spins one and a half rotations in midair.

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