Mick Fanning (AUS) is the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti champion. With this win he is one step closer to another world title in the ASP World Tour of Surfing. Fanning was not only clutch, he was determined and his surfing was best during the most critical moments of the timed heats at Teahupoo! Solid swell arrived and Fanning knows backside tumbo riding like the best in the world. He faced country mate Joel Parkinson, who is definitely one of our favorite and most stylish tumbo riders. Congrats to Fanning as he know takes the lead as the tour heads to Southern California to the rippable waves of Trestles for the Hurley Pro from September 16 – 20.