Parko is back and surfing as good as ever! Everybody at Billabong is so proud!
Defending Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson won his first REEF Hawaiian Pro title by defeating defending champion Joel Centeio, Heathe Joske and Julian Wilson in the final at Haleiwa, Hawaii today.
Parkinson's accomplishment was a fairytale finish to the first event he's surfed since returning from a seven month foot injury. Parkinson posted a substantial 15.00 heat total (out of 20.00) in the final, his smooth powerful surfing earning him 7.17 and 7.83 scores, signaling to his rivals he is serious about defending his Vans Triple Crown of Surfing titie.
Watch the event live now at www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing
Image Credit: © ASP/ Kelly Cestari
Photographer: Kelly Cestari