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Parko Flips Kelly the Bird

March 14th, 2013 by John Zanussi

By now everyone has seen either the highlights or the photo (below) of Joel Parkinson flipping a mid-barrel bird to Kelly Slater who, using priority, is about to drop-in on Parko and prevent him from getting the high score he needed. Surfing Life caught up with both surfers right after the final heat and got their thoughts of what went down. All in all both surfers took it in stride and had a laugh about it. That’s exactly the kind of sportsmanship I love to see. More »

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Kelly Slater Wins 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

March 13th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

If you happened to miss finals day at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, you should be kicking yourself. Following a series of uneventful lay days at Snapper Rocks, the contest moved down to Kirra for its abundant, near-perfect, spitting barrels and a series of finals that kept everyone on the edge of their seat. It was in Kirra’s classically hollow tubes that Kelly Slater ousted Joel Parkinson and snatched the first victory of the season. More »

Joel Parkinson // ASP World Title Journey

March 5th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Last year Joel Parkinson won his first ever ASP World Title. After finishing in the runner-up slot so many times in the past it looked like it could happen again as Kelly Slater was closing in on Parko at the last event of the year. This 25 minute documentary takes a look at the ups and downs of all the events that took place leading up to Parko securing the title and winning the 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. More »

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The 2013 ASP World Tour Preview

March 4th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Last year proved to be an insane time for surfing. It was the first time Joel Parkinson ever won a world title, beating out 11x World Champion super-athlete Kelly Slater. On the women’s side, Carissa Moore fell off the grid and Stephanie Gilmore took advantage of the absence by winning her fifth world title. The 2012 tour marked a shift in the surf industry. The world inhaled as the ASP announced it would be selling media rights for the 2014 tour. In November, Nike announced that it would be transferring its surfers to Hurley, and in an inevitable tragedy, Billabong also declared bankruptcy. But 2012 is done and this year’s tour is going to be a wild ride. Take a look at some of the factors that could make the 2013 ASP World Tour one for the books. More »

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Joel Parkinson Wins ASP World Title And Pipe Masters

December 15th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Parko was all smiles after winning the Billabong Pipe Masters and locking in his ASP World Title over Kelly Slater. Congrats Parko! It’s been a long time coming. Yewwww! More »

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Mick Fanning Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

August 28th, 2012 by John Zanussi

What a super exciting last day of competition yesterday was at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Congrats to Mick for not only winning the event but also adding to his points lead in the rankings. Video highlights, photos, heat results, and full recap below. More »

The 51 Year Storm

April 11th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

This storm would have make Bodhi aka Patrick Swayze (R.I.P.) froth at the mouth. More »

Parko Perfect 10

March 1st, 2012 by John Zanussi

Joel Parkinson absolutely destroy’s this wave. Although it isn’t the nicest perfect 10 we’ve ever seen, it was well deserved based on the conditions at Snapper Rocks during Round 5 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. More »

ASP Meets Chippendales

August 15th, 2011 by John Zanussi

This video is currently making it’s rounds on facebook and it’s hilarious. More »

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Billabong Pro J-Bay Preview & Heat Matchups

July 13th, 2011 by John Zanussi

The first day of the 11 day waiting period starts tomorrow for the 2011 Billabong Pro J-Bay. It’s been more than 2 months since the last World Tour contest in Brazil but the pros have been busy traveling, surfing and competing in other contests. We’ve got a breif preview for the comp along with all 12 round 1 heat matchups. More »

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Joel Parkinson and Sally Fitzgibbons Win at Bells

April 25th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  In what was one of the best, if not the best, Bells event in the 50 years of the contest’s history we saw clean pumping waves for the entire event along with absolutely amazing surfing from both the men and the women. The heat matchups were close, a lot of them having multiple lead switches, and a few came right down to the very last wave. Giving it was Easter week, a ton of Australian spectators made their way down to Bells to watch and cheer for the world’s best. In the end, Joel Parkinson and Sally Fitzgibbons, both Australian, made their mark by winning the second event of the 2011 ASP World Tour. More »

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