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Joel Parkinson anunciaba el lunes su retirada de las competiciones. Aquí va un pequeño homenaje a toda su carrera.

Parko announced his retirement on the opening day of the Corona Open J-Bay, where he is a two-time event winner (1999, 2009). Now 19 years later after his breakthrough CT win as a wildcard in 1999, Parko will surf the event that started his career for the last time. “I’ve decided this will be my final year on Tour,” he said. “I’m all finished at Pipe. I thought about going on for doing one more event. Doing Snapper as one year consecutive event, but I just thought there’s no better place than Pipeline. I’ve had so many great memories there. So many great wins there. I’ve decided this is it. This is my last time around the globe on this Tour. It brings tears to my eyes a little bit saying it aloud. I can’t wait to take my kids around and take them surfing and take them to beautiful places where I don’t have to put a jersey on. I can enjoy my surfing. All those little things. It’s going to be awesome.” #goparko #somanymemories #thanksforeverything #thanksforthememories #joliarchives #memorymillionaire #joliphotos #mynikonlife #joli #wsl #joelparkinson #joelparko #gothere @joelparko #thankyou

Una publicación compartida de Peter Joli Wilson (@joliphotos) el

The first time I went to J-Bay was 19 years ago. I was just a kid back then. I’d just finished last in a contest in Reunion, turned up at J-Bay with a toothache, but then got my first glimpse of the wave and the pain went away. It was six foot and perfect from Boneyards to Impossibles, I paddled out through the keyhole, caught my first wave and that was it. I was gone. I lost my mind. Next thing I was standing there on stage holding the trophy, not sure what had just happened, but I knew I’d found my second home. This is where it all started for me on tour, and that’s why I wanted to be here in J-Bay to let you know that this will be my last year on tour. The Pipe Masters in December will be my last event. The fire just hasn’t been there for a while now and I never want to surf without it, so it’s time to go look for it somewhere else. The tour has given me so much. So many memories, so many friends, the chance for my kids to see the world, but it’s time to move on to the next chapter. That means one last lap of the tour and I can’t wait to catch up with a lot of old friends and get a few waves along the way… starting this week at J-Bay.

Una publicación compartida de Joel Parkinson (@joelparko) el

2 comentarios:

  1. Estando en stagnots salia del agua nos saludo iba junto a luke egan, me pareciotodo un detalle.se me había olvidado la peineta hacia kelly el cual tenia la preferencia en ese momento,gran surfista


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