About

Joel Parkinson is a 17-year veteran of the Championship Tour. The legendary stylist from the Gold Coast of Australia has 12 CT victories to his name. The first came at Jeffreys Bay in 1999, where he was competing as a wildcard. His latest came at the Oakley Bali Pro in 2013. Parkinson’s remarkable career includes four runner-up finishes to the World Title (2002, ’04, ’09, ’11). In 2012 he finally nabbed the title he so deserved, edging11-time World Champion Kelly Slater to get it done. It was sweet redemption after his stinging loss in 2009. That year Parkinson had what appeared to be an insurmountable lead thanks to three wins during the first half of the season. But during the mid-summer break he injured his ankle, and it showed. He suffered three early-round losses while his longtime Gold Coast sparring partner, Mick Fanning, won three events of his own. Fanning snatched the World Title (his second) in the final event of the year at Pipeline. Amazingly, Parkinson has never taken a year off since joining the Championship Tour full time in 2002. While he’s pondered retirement, in 2017 he claimed to be having as much fun as ever, though he’s admittedly not chasing World Titles like he once was. For now, the 36-year-old father of three is also enjoying his place as the elder statesman on Tour.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #24
  • Heat wins
    7
  • Avg. heat score
    12.20
  • Rookie year
    2001

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #4
Complete
May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast13th1,665$11,500
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach13th1,665$11,500
Corona Bali Protected13th1,665$11,500
Uluwatu CT13th1,665$11,500
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's9th3,700$14,700
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o---

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
20182410,36061417.039th 
2017936,550114417.243rd 
2016935,700113818.672nd 
20151330,600113918.935th(x3)
2014643,100114418.832nd(x2)
2013348,450104920.001st 
2012158,700105518.941st 
2011256,100115018.531st 
20102418,00091318.205th(x2)
200926,772103519.93
200846,180103920.00
200746,432104319.10
200666,240114019.70
2005124,87492119.27
200426,58894119.50
200356,972124918.54
200226,556124525.60
2001212,09851224.90
Joel Parkinson
Australia
Joel Parkinson
Australia
  • Stance
    Regular
  • First season
    1999 Men's CT
  • Age
    37 Apr 10, 1981
  • Height
    6 ft, 1 in 183 cm
  • Weight
    180 lbs 82 kg
  • Hometown
    Nambour, Queensland, Australia
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