• MITCH PARKINSON IS KEEPING HIS HEAD STRAIGHT AND RIPPING HARD

The young Mitch Parkinson is quietly making a name for himself under his older cousin Joel's shadow. He recently sat down with Surfing Life to discuss his recent success and future plans.

Photo: Joel McAskill

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Hey Mitch how's this year been for you so far?
It's been great. I couldn't find anything I could complain about!

In April you won the MP classic at Duranbah, how was this comp for you?
The MP was an amazing event it had a lot of amazing surfers in it. I wasn't expecting to do too well and I ended up winning which was a huge confidence booster.

How was it seeing your cousin Joel, win the Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii?
Does it keep you motivated to achieve as much as him? Pipe was the worst but best comp for our family to watch I was so scared the whole way through because I knew Kelly is such an amazing surfing out there. I've watched him since I can remember, for sure it gets me motivated.

Read the full interview here