No stranger to the North Shore, Parko proved to us once again that he is one of the best all around surfers in the world by winning his second consecutive Triple Crown. At the prime age of 28, Joel has plenty of time to add to his number of Triple Crown victories as well as the continued pursuit of his first World Title.
Though Joel lost the World title to fellow mate Mick Fanning in the final event of the season, this is what Joel had to say about his year:
"This is my consolation prize to this year's ASP World Title," Parkinson said. "To me, the Triple Crown is the next best thing to the World Title. Last year I wanted to win the Vans Triple Crown and this year I wanted to win the ASP World Title, but I won the Triple Crown and I'm over the moon with what happened this year. I should be proud of everything I've done and I can't wait for next year and I'll be back strong for another Triple Crown."
Joel told us he is now looking forward to a little time off and working on some of his aerial tactics for the up coming season of the Kustom Airstrike due to launch 01.01.2010
Be on the look out for Joel's clips to be added to the site kustomairstrike.com.