Billabong surfer Joel 'PARKO' Parkinson has held the ratings lead for the majority of the year and is now looking his best chance to secure a Title after famously missing out in previous years due to freakish,
ill- timed injuries. Mick Fanning is an outside possibility, but it's Parko and Slater who are the real contenders. Parko's form in Hawaii has been extraordinary the past few years, he's won the Triple Crown three times and made the final at Pipe last year. But Slater is Slater, the best ever. Basically, Parko needs to finish at least two rounds ahead of Slater to seal the deal. Or win the event outright.
So what does Parko need to win the world title? get the lowdown here.
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