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Surfer Joel Parkinson

Von Zipper has many epic and devoted team riders on their hands, but Joel Parkinson is hands down one of the most amazing surfers that rides on our blue planet. Parkinson (Parko) has accomplished an extreme amount of goodness during his 27 years so far in this world. He’s an important piece of the young Aussie posse shaping names for themselves on the WCT track, while becoming extraordinarily close to claiming a world title two times in the past four years. Parko was even featured with his dog, Trey in the Jack McCoy film, “Free as a Dog” in 2006. Along with all of his surfing and film accomplishments, he married the mother of his two young daughters back in 2005 and built themselves a home standing high above the area where he grew up, in Coolangatta, Australia. Parko has already experienced more in his life than some do in an entire lifetime, with only more opportunities to come for him.

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HOME TOWN: Gold Coast, Australia

FAVORITE SHADES: Booker, Cletus, & Elmore

SPONSORS: Billabong, VonZipper, Kustom & JS Industries

YEARS ON TOUR: 7

STANCE: Regular

FAVORITE SPOT: Kirra, Snapper Rocks (Aus)

MAIN SHAPER: JS, from JS Industries

TRAVELING QUIVER: Three 6’2″x18-3/8×2-1/4; 6’6″x18-3/8×2-1/4

FAVORITE SURFERS: Occy, Matt Hoy

TRAINING: Surfing, running & Cross training

FAVORITE MUSIC: Anything from Donavan to Metallica

OTHER INTERESTS: Cars & Watching my favorite footy team play