- 19 November 2010 | Surfing
Surfers are going wild at the Reef Hawaiian Pro. After Parko's pumping day, two-time world champion Mick Fanning decided to ring the bell by scoring high in the round of 64.
As the competition enters the last 32 surfers, the flags are being raised. There are 15 Australians, six Hawaii surfers, four Brazilians, two Californians and one surfer apiece from Florida, New Zealand, Tahiti, France, and the Canary Islands.
Fanning had a really incredible day beating Alex Smith, Raoni Monteiro and Pablo Paulino with 9.37 and 8.17 (17.54 total) waves. "I shifted all of my focus to the Triple Crown and this year I really just want to win an event here in a Hawaii" says Fanning. "Watching Joel yesterday go absolutely nuts, coming back after being out for so long, kind of inspired me a fair bit.
Parko kept following the winning instinct and advanced with a score of 14.1.
"Mick who?" Parkinson joked. "It's something we've always wanted to do - win a Triple Crown. I guess the last few years the (ASP World) title has been taking the lead, but this year with Kelly wrapping it up early it's not really a worry so it's going to be a good Triple Crown.
Other great performances were: Yadin Nichol got the biggest, cleanest aerial maneuver (flying reverse 360), Joel Centeio, and Granger Larsen. Haleiwa, Oahu, is pumping great waves. Let's wait for the final showdown.