By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Report
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The world surf season is coming to an end today, December 17th, with two big competitions taking place simultaneously in Hawaii. In the Billabong Pipe Masters the contenders have been whittled down to nine, and in the World Surf League (WSL) title competition only three riders remain: Australian Mick Fanning from Australia, and Adriano de Souza and Gabriel Medina, who are both Brazilians originally from São Paulo state.
Fanning earned his place in the final after taking on local and pipeline specialist, John John Florence and then surfing legend . . .