Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Final Day Highlights – Parko Wins

Parko starts the 2009 Dream Tour off with a hometown victory…and an early lead in the ratings. Hometown hero Joel Parkinson won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in six-to-eight foot dredging barrels at the legendary Kirra Point. A standout the entire event, Parko found his high gear Wednesday in the semifinals against good mate and 2007 World Champion Mick Fanning where the two had a battle for the ages. From there, he was matched up in the final against suddenly-a-contender Adriano De Souza from Brazil.
Head here for a full wrap-up and photo gallery from the final day: /2009/03/10/joel-parkinson-wins-the-quiksilver-pro-gold-coast/