Parko announces Retirement

Joel Parkinson surfed in his last ever heat at Jeffreys Bay Wednesday afternoon in picture perfect conditions. The 2012 World Champ held the No. 2 position for a large portion of the heat, with Conner Coffin in the lead. But the South African, Jordy Smith, ended up finding a last minute score to overtake Parko in the Round 4 three-man heat.

A slight sadness hung in the air at the realization. Parko brings a little bit of magic to J-Bay and the Tour

Round 4

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