Poor Joel Parkinson. This trip to France hasn’t been an enjoyable one for him. In his very first heat, he broke his board. Then spent 8 minutes on a scenic tour of the inside, getting stuck in strong currents, and wave after wave. He did not catch another wave in that heat, and was forced to surf in Round 2.
In Round 2, he only mustered a couple mid range 4′s and he eventually lost to wildcard surfer Ramzi Boukheim from Morrocco.
Poor Joel. You were on my Fantasy Surfer line-up too dude.
Here’s Luke Egan stealing Joel’s busted board from some French gremmies. (Just kidding – I think he just went to unscrew the fins, and give the board back).