Joel Parkinson: he will be lucky in 2011

Joel Parkinson hasn't been lucky in the past months. After having badly injured his foot six months ago in Snapper Rocks, on the Australian Gold Coast, this time he had another strange incident.

The Australian surfer had to be rescued when his friend's boat was turned by an unexpected wave. A passing by vessel warned the Marine Rescue that five people had to be picked up 500 metres off the coast.

Parkinson and friends were having a relaxed morning when a freak wave capsized their boat. They were thrown to the water and got a ride from the vessel.

The 29-year-old Australian surfer did not suffer injuries.