Bio

When it comes to Joel Parkinson’s surfing, it’s as smooth and drawn out as it gets. A product of the sand bottomed points of Australia’s Gold Coast, Parko combines style, competitive prowess and free surf ability that few surfers can match. Joel’s success in a jersey is unrivaled, having won junior titles early on in his career, countless World Tour events, three Triple Crown titles and a World Title in 2012. One thing that sets him apart from others though is his good nature - a family man, a loyal friend and a truly great ambassador to the sport of surfing.

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    • Parko's Journey to the 2012 ASP World Championship

      This video was made as part of a digital magazine to celebrate Joel Parkinson's maiden ASP World Title. A collection of clips that featuring online, including interviews from Billabong founder Gordon Merchant, and close friends and family, have been strung together for your viewing pleasure.

    • Joel Parkinson - i surf because short film

      This is why Parko surfs, why do you?

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    Q&A

    Residence
    Coolangatta, Gold Coast
    Major accomplishments
    2012 ASP World Champion, 3X Triplecrown champion
    Coolest place you've ever been
    Fiji
    Stance
    Regular
    Favorite food
    Fresh fish
    Living person you most admire
    My wife
    Sponsors
    Billabong, Von Zipper, Kustom, JS Industries
    Never leave home without
    Boards
    Favorite spot
    Kirra, Snapper Rocks (Aus)
    When I was little I wanted to be
    Pro surfer
    Shaper
    JS, from JS Industries
    Magic stick
    Three 6
    If I were an animal, I would be
    Dolphin
    Favorite book
    Tuesdays with Murray
    Inspirations
    Occy, Matt Hoy
    Word or phrase you overuse
    Kinda
    Best advice ever been given
    Don't force it, let it happen

    Twitter @joelparko