Mike Parsons recently received a blurb in the December issue of Outside Magazine. The end-of–the–year column titled ‘The Outside One Hundred’ gives a list of outdoorsmen recognized for outstanding outdoor achievements. Snips finished number 11 on the list for slaying a 70 foot-plus Dragon at the Cortez Bank off of the Southern California coast. This Dragon was the largest wave ever surfed and captured on camera. Snips, whose career has included being a top ASP competitor, two-time Billabong XXL winner, WCT contest director and respected professional coach, now adds Surf-marketing manager for Von Zipper to the list. Next stop: Time Magazine’s Man of the year? Either way expect to see Snips chase down every massive swell to hit the Pacific this winter in an attempt to continue his XXL reign.