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Monday Morning

June 24th, 2010 by John Zanussi

With the time off in between WCT contests, a lot of the pros head home to relax and surf. Parko has been doing exactly that. Here he is killing it at Snapper Rocks. More »

Boards, Contests

Who’s Riding What at Bells

March 30th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Thanks to the internet we are getting all sorts of looks at what the pros are choosing to ride for each contest. Over the past week or so, we’ve been seeing a few guys or their sponsors post pictures and dimensions of some of the boards they might be ridding in the upcoming contest at Bells Beach. More »


JS Signature Series

March 22nd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  JS Surfboards just put out their new Signature Series of boards, featuring five of their top pro surfers. They went with Joel Parkinson, Bruce Irons, Jordy Smith, Mark Occhilupo, and Luke Egan. Each signature model comes in about 20 different sizes ranging anywhere from a 5’9” to a 6’6”. More details after the jump. More »

Parko Gets a New Fish

March 19th, 2010 by John Zanussi

When you are one of the top pro surfers in the world, shapers will just send you brand new boards to ride and test out. In this case, Parko got a new fish from JS called the “Blak Box”. I’m almost positive that no matter what board you give Parko to ride that he is going to tear it up, but he especially rips on this little thing. More »

Parko’s Week after Quiksilver Pro

March 18th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Parko not having the best of luck at the Quiksilver Pro, losing up against Dane, and still not finding much luck after the event. Getting a flat tire, dog running away, and waking up at 4am to drive all over to find no waves and then come to find out at his home break was the place to be. Watching this video, seems all worth it to me seeing the waves Joel is getting, but hey, I’m not a Pro surfer so I guess I wouldn’t know…haha. Parko staying loose with some friends and looking ready for his next event […] More »

Parko Eats It

March 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Who hasn’t pulled this move before? The waves are good are you’re stoked to get into the water, you get a running start from the beach and eat shit in knee deep water when you miss a step or trip on your leash. It’s good to see that top guys in the world, like Parko, still make this mistake. More »


February 24th, 2010 by John Zanussi

I had no clue books could have video trailers but here is one for Joel Parkinson’s new book, “PARKO+FRIENDS”. We wrote about the book a few weeks ago, and the book is now available for purchase in Australia. The video has some photos and pages from the book along with Parko surfing a few right handers at home. More »

Parko Freesurfing in Mundaka

February 18th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Joel Parkinson cruising around staying loose during the Billabong Mundaka event. Looks like he’s just having fun freesurfing, keeping his mind off the contest. More »

Home Sweet Home for Parko

February 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Drinking beer, going fishing, and sitting on the couch…..ah the life of a pro surfer! Parko explains what he’s been up to at home for the past month after finishing up the 2009 WCT. Make it past Joel talking and there is some footage of him and some friends surfing their home breaks. More »


Joel Parkinson’s New Book: “PARKO+FRIENDS”

February 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Apparently Parko has been toying around with the idea of putting a book together for some time now. Later this month, his first book “Parko+Friends” will drop. This isn’t going to be your regular autobiography of his life as a pro surfer. It’s more of a book that shares the places he’s been and the friends he’s met along the way along with some excellent photos. What better then the inside jokes and stories that take place on surf trips with pictures to go with it? Joel had this to say about the book: “I just wanted a book that made people appreciate all the good times and good friends surfing has given ‘em.” PARKO+FRIENDS launches in Australia on February 18 and is available in bookshops or Billabong stockists. It will be launched in Europe and the US later this year. More »

Contests, Features

Vans Triple Crown Announces Record $1,000,000 Prize

November 11th, 2009 by John Zanussi

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is making history this year, by announcing the Triple Crown total prize purse will be  total of $1,000,000. This makes it the largest prize amount ever on the ASP World Tour. This prestigious Hawaiian series of events has more than 150 surfers from 17 different nations battling it out with a chance to win all that cash. The first event kicks off tomorrow, November 12, at Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. The Vise President of Marketing at Vans, Doug Palladini, said “2009 has been an incredible year for pro surfing and this Hawaii showdown will be a fitting finale. Vans has a 43-year history of giving back to action sports and I can think of no better way to carry on that tradition than with the Triple Threat bonus purse. On behalf of all the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing staff, our event partners Billabong, Reef, O’Neill, Gidget and the ASP, we are proud to share our aloha with the talented surfers who have made the Vans Triple Crown what it is today.” Here are the extra bonus winnings for the contenders: $50,000 for the Men’s Triple Crown series champion. $50,000 for the Billabong Pipeline Masters winner. $50,000 for the ASP World Tour champion. $25,000 for the Women’s Triple Crown champion. The world tour will end this year like it does every year, at Pipeline. The race is tight and it’s going to come down to Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning in a battle for first place. The title race has not ended at Pipeline since 2006, which was between Kelly Slater and Andy Irons, where Kelly went on to win and take down his 8th world title. Slater was last year’s world champ and also last year’s Pipeline champ. The events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Reef Hawaiian Pro (Men) – Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park, Nov, 12-23 Vans Hawaiian Pro (Women) – Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park, Nov, 17-23 Gidget Pro Sunset Beach (Women) – Sunset Beach, Nov. 24-Dec. 6 ONeill World Cup of Surfing (Men) – Sunset Beach, Nov. 24-Dec. 6 Billabong Pro Maui (Women) – Honolua Bay, Maui, Dec. 8-20 Billabong Pipeline Masters (Men) – Banzai Pipeline, Dec. 8-20 Catch the series live at Hawaii residents will be able to watch the events right in their own homes on the Oceanic Time Warner Cable airing each day of competition live on channel 250. The Billabong Pipeline Masters also will air live on national television on Fuel TV. More »


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