Tweed champs are world class

A DOMINANT victory by Mick Fanning at the ASP surfing event at Trestles, California yesterday has set up a Tweed tussle for the world championship.

With four events left on the tour, Fanning has moved to number two in the world and closed the gap on his best mate Joel Parkinson's world championship lead to 936 points.

In the process Fanning has picked up the biggest prize purse in surfing history, worth $A120,310.

Parkinson's 2009 season domination suffered a slight set-back with an equal 17th placing in the event.

The pair are good mates after growing up in the Tweed-Coolangatta area together, but neither will take a backward step in the quest for a world title. Fanning will have to finish the year strongly to have any chance of taking the title.



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