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Thu 11th Dec 2008 5:00amCONTEST: Parko makes history at Billabong Pipeline Masters with a perfect 20 point heat

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HALEIWA, Hawaii (Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008) - Joel Parkinson (AUS) surfed a perfect heat to etch his name in the history books at the Billabong Pipeline Masters today. The current World No. 4 scored two perfect 10s to become the only surfer to earn a perfect 20 out of 20 heat total at Pipeline. Parkinson eliminated Vans Triple Crown front-runner Dusty Payne (HAW) in the process. "I never thought I would get two perfect 10s," Parkinson said. "It's not something you hear about every day, so I'd never really thought about doing it. I definitely claimed it like I had won an event for a second, but then I had to settle down and tell myself, 'All you did was make a heat!' The next heat I paddle out for, I'll have to remember that." Nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) is the only other surfer to score a perfect 20 out of 20. He did so in a 2005 final at Teahupoo, Tahiti to win the contest. "Kelly did it in unreal fashion, mine was a just in a third round heat, but it's at Pipe and it's definitely something that when I grow old, I'll think, 'I did something in my career; my name's next to Kelly's on that one,'" Parkinson said. Parkinson finished fifth in Halewia and Sunset - the first two legs of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - and with Nos. 1 and 2 Payne and C.J. Hobgood (USA) losing today, has a good chance to take it out. "That was a big heat for the Triple Crown for sure," Parkinson said. "I have to start thinking more about the Triple Crown now. I have to forget about those 10s and start surfing heats from now on and not get too ahead of myself."
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harto2042 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Pretty sick
2snapsathags2072 days ago +15 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
first 10 was legit... the second one was an 8 or 9
fence fowl2074 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Not bad - reminds me of a wave i had at Newquay bay last week
Monte 2081 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
overscored- what? the second one is ridiculous, the first is better but the second one is still 10
mattlovestosurf2081 days ago +12 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I Think He Is Going To Win The World Title Next Year
bluesnapper.com.au2081 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
scotty of course you do, you are south african haha nah i agree, the 2nd one is a 9.75
swinhoe2081 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
They look quite different from the other angle... alot less heavy and not as much shack time. None-the-less, good on him. :)
tomas__vieira2081 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Finally, I really think that parko deserves it
shackattack2081 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I agree.. second wave maybe a little overscored
magicchefsurf2081 days ago +17 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
1st one was a 10 no doubt. 2nd one was overscored a little but still a great ride.
Dunnski2081 days ago +14 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
no way. that first one is ridiculous especially if you see it at all the different angles
scotty_3692081 days ago +10 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I think he was over scored.