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The Year in Surfing: 2012 in Review

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Parko's World Title

Photograph By Tom Servais

Joel Parkinson's been on tour for 12 years, holding the No. 1 slot, winning three Vans Triple Crowns and taking a record number of second-place finishes. This year, he got the monkey off his back, winning the title and the Billabong Pipe Masters.