Joel Parkinson Wins World Title & Billabong Pipe Masters

December 14, 2012, Parko finally did it; he won the World Title today after Kelly Slater failed to advance out of his semi final heat.  Despite the judge’s best efforts to make it a Slater/Parkinson final by awarding Slater a perfect 10 despite boos from the crowd in his quarter final round against Shane Dorian, Joel was simply on fire and Kelly couldn’t quite hack it.

After winning the World Title, Joel suited back up to head out for the final round against Josh Kerr.  With the waves dying, the final was slow to say the least, but Parko managed to outdo Kerr for the win.