wins the 2009 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay 

Joel Parkinson has won the 2009 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, at Supertubes, South Africa. The Australian surfer defeated Damien Hobgood with a total 15.97 points in four-to-six (1-1,5 metre) waves.

Joel Parkinson has strengthened the lead of the 2009 WCT ranking. The ASP World Tour now heads to Trestles, California (USA) for the 2009 Hurley Pro.

Mark Occhilupo 

Mark Occhilupo has won the second heat of the "Clash of the Icons" against surfing legend Tom Curren, at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

Occy took the victory with a total of 13.67 points.

The "Clash of the Icons" ended in a draw.

The rivalry between Mark Occhilupo and Tom Curren has 26 years, but the two surfers had a really great time surfing together at Jeffreys Bay.

Joel Parkinson 

The final day of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay has been called on with four-to-six (1 – 1.5 metre) waves coming down the point, and the atmosphere is electric this morning in anticipation of more high-performance action.

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay is coming off an historic day of competition that saw cranking surf, perfect scores and some major upsets. Today’s culmination will crown a champion by day’s end and play an important role in the 2009 ASP World Title race.

“We’ve got good surf coming in again although there is a little more wind on it this morning than I would prefer,” Mike Parsons, Billabong Pro Contest Director, said. “We’ll be getting underway at 7:30am with the first heats of the day and will be running through the Final this afternoon.”

Yesterday saw the elimination of ASP World Title contenders Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, C.J. Hobgood (USA), 30, and Taj Burrow (AUS), 31, with the remaining frontrunners all advancing through to the final day of competition.

Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, current ASP World No. 1, was in sensational form yesterday, netting a Perfect 10-point ride as well as several high-scoring 9s. The phenomenal natural-footer will take on current ASP World No. 6 Bobby Martinez (USA), 27, in Quarterfinal 2 this morning.

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