Billabong team rider Joel Parkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro at Bells beach.
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!!¬¨‚Ä†