• Billabong team rider Joel Parkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro at Bells beach.

Making it two wins from the first two events of the year, Parko defeated wildcard Adam Robertson in the final to ring the Bell for the second time.

In clean 4-6ft Bells, Parko‚Äö?Ñ?¥s frontside hacks and smooth transitions were absolutely flawless, defeating CJ Hobgood and Jordy Smith on the way to the final.

He heads into the Billabong Pro Tahiti with a commanding lead atop the world ratings.

You couldn‚Äö?Ñ?¥t have scripted a better start to a 2009 world title campaign.

Well done Joel!!