Joel Parkinson: the path to the title

Joel Parkinson is still celebrating his maiden world surfing title and a tribute book tells the story behind the journey to glory.


Australia surfing fans are still in party mode and Joel Parkinson wants to be with them all. The shores of Snapper Rocks, on the Gold Coast, gathered thousands of friends and fans in a festival of happiness.

Live music, big screens, food stalls and craziness. Parko shows, again, the iconic ASP cup to those who haven't touched it. He's living the glory days.

"It was incredible! I looked out from the stage and there were hundreds of faces – friends, family, surfing mates – all these people who’ve helped me over the years to get to the title. They were all here for me which was pretty humbling", expressed Joel.

Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Freestone, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo and Rabbit Bartholomew were some of the surfers who attended the Snapper Rocks party.

Billabong, a brand celebrating 40 years in the surfing planet, presented a coffee table tribute book celebrating Joel Parkinson's career and road to title. The digital version of the book is available online.