Carlsbad, CA (August 28th, 2012) - Congratulations to Dragon's Mick Fanning for taking out the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti over fellow Gold Coast local, Joel Parkinson. In an exciting final, Parkinson posted massive scores early on, only to have Fanning come from behind, scoring a stunning 9.37 and then backing it up with a 9.50 to clinch the victory at Event 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour.
This is Fanning's 15th elite victory, and the second of this season, following his historic win at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in April. The two-time World Champion is now firmly leading the Tour rankings heading in to the second half of the season.
Mick recently re-signed with Dragon, strengthening his family ties with the brand which date back over 15 years. In 2011, Mick launched his Signature Shield sunglass, featuring Dragon's advanced Performance Polar technology.