The judges at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast this go-around are serving out dimes like they’re going out of style. To the demise of a few fantasy surfer rankings, Parko’s undeniable victory yesterday was topped off with his second perfect ten of the day. Some solid waves and nearly flawless surfing led Joel Parkinson to the Gold Coast win and to the top of the ASP tour rankings. Bravo Parko.
Waiting on the edge of our swivel chairs over here to see what he brings to the next stop, Bells Beach.
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.83
2 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.30
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 19.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.66
SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.84 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 5.34
CURRENT ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 5:
1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 1200 points
2. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 1032 points
3. Taj Burrow (AUS) 876 points
3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 876 points
5. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 732 points
5. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 732 points
5. Adrian Buchan (AUS)732 points
5. Damien Hobgood (USA) 732 points
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“It’s a new start for me. To win on your home turf, in front of all these people, it’s unbelievable.” — Stephanie Gilmore, 2009 Roxy Gold Coast Pro Champion
The Roxy Pro Gold Coast came to an end this weekend, and without any surprise the crown goes to Stephanie Gilmore. Stephanie had dominated most of the final, but in the last minutes fellow finalist Melanie Bartels stepped it up and fought hard to give Gilmore a scare. “I was definitely nervous surfing against her,” Steph said. “She’s a great surfer and I know she has the ability to throw good scores right back at me.” (more…)
A perfect ten. Some hypothesize it was the double grab, some accredit it to his outstanding flair, others propose it is the anti-chafing Diamond Dobby boardshorts he was rocking, but whatever the factors may be, Dane Reynolds scored a perfect 10 this weekend at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
Despite the popular speculation that the judges were a little overzealous when dishing out the ones and zeros this go-around, Dane seems to be pretty stoked on smashing his first ever dime.
Ten or what have you, I have to say that the background emo /pop punk tune in the video takes more than a few points off the clip’s core score. That said, thoughts on the perfect ten score? Let ‘em loose. I’m listening, really (unless you set your comment to said emo tune).