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Natural (regular) foot

1.83 m


80 kg

Joel Parkinson

Tweed Heads, Australia

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Joel Leslie Parkinson 10 April 1981 (age 43) Nambour, Queensland, Australia (

Best year
1st – 2012 ASP World Tour; 2nd – 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2011

Billabong, JS Industries, Kustom, Sony, Von Zipper

Major achievements
ASP World Title 2012, Two ASP World Junior Championships, ASP World Title Runner- Up in 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2011, Perfect 20 at Billabong Pipeline Masters (2008), Vans Hawaiian Triple Crown of Surfing Winner (2008)

Monica Parkinson (m. 2005)

Parko: Joel Parkinson's Surfing Journey

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Joel Parkinson (born April 10, 1981) is an Australian surfer who competes on the ASP (Association Of Surfing Professionals) World Tour. After twelve years competing at the elite level on the ASP World Championship Tour, a stretch that saw him win eleven elite ASP World Title Events, plus nine additional ASP tour events, and achieve runner-up second place to the ASP World Title four times, Parkinson won the ASP World Championship Tour Surfing Title on 14 December 2012 in Hawaii at the Banzai Pipeline during the ASP World Tours' final event for 2012–the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Parkinson hung on in a back and forth battle with eleven-time ASP World Title holder, Kelly Slater, to get his first World Title, as well as go on to win the Pipeline Masters, only after Slater lost his semi-final heat to Josh Kerr, of Queensland, Australia. Parkinson beat Kerr in the finals of the event, which was his seventh top-five placing for the year, and his first event title win for 2012.


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Early life


Known as Parko, he was born in Nambour, Queensland and grew up on Queensland's Gold Coast with fellow surfer Mick Fanning. He started surfing as a child, with his father's board, then he started competing with his friends Dean Morrison and, especially, Mick Fanning. He and Fanning both attended Palm Beach Currumbin State High School together. Parkinson, Fanning and Morrison became known as "The Coolangatta Kids" and it was in these formative years that he developed his own style while also winning the ASP World Junior Championship.

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He became the youngest surfer to win a Billabong Contest, a world event.

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In 2004, 2009 and 2011 he classified as number 2, making his own record.

A highly successful competitive surfer, Parkinson has won eleven elite ASP tour victories including the prestigious Pipeline Masters in December 2012 Sherry Singh .

Another career highlight came for Parkinson during a December 2008 Pipeline Masters third-round heat in Hawaii when he matched Kelly Slater's 2005 record of two perfect 10-point rides under the world tour's two-best-waves scoring system. Parkinson went on to win the Triple Crown of Surfing for 2008 and then again in 2009 and 2010.

In July 2009, while in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Parkinson launched his new official website ''.

His sponsor is Billabong with its accessories like Von Zipper eyeglasses. He uses JS Industries surfboards.

When the waves aren't high enough, Parkinson likes to fish and to watch his favourite football team matches. He also loves cars. He has recently made a biographic video, "Free As A Dog".

Personal life

Parkinson has three children, Evie, Mahli and Macy to his wife Monica.

Parkinson made Balter Brewing Company with Mick Fanning and Bede Durbidge.

He had a share in the National Rugby League club Gold Coast Titans.


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