Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:30:38 pm Australia/Sydney
With the amazing run of waves in Queensland to start off 2016, Joel's had a dreamy run of dialling in boards and warming up for contest season. And, even though the points haven't broken properly since Cyclone Winston left the building a bit over a week ago, he's had plenty of practise fine tuning his small wave game in the meantime. Read More
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 1:04:12 pm Australia/Sydney
West Aus always throws more of a mixed bag at the CT than just about any other spot on the schedule, with massive jumps in swell and switches between polar opposite surf spots the norm. Read More
Thursday, 8 September 2016 2:23:33 pm Australia/Sydney
Joel went mental at Trestles last year - from huge rail turns to a few solid airs, a lot of the best surfing in the best waves of the comp featured the 2012 World Champ doing what he does all too easily. For 2016, Parko's new boards are a mix of Monsta 6s - in both his favourite everyday shortboard dims, and a couple of slight step downs for those smaller, weaker days. Read More
Monday, 12 September 2016 12:18:54 pm Australia/Sydney
Just another ridiculous frontside swerve. Instant classic from the Champ! Photo Trevor Moran.
Right from his first heat at Lowers, Joel's been throwing down huge turns and giant scores all over the place. With a fresh batch of Monsta 6s in his quiver alongside some older gems (including his best Jbay board), Parko went with a brand new one in his standard dims to combo Mick and Jadsen in round one, and has dominated on it all the way through to what could be finals day, tomorrow. Here's hoping Trestles gives us one more decent day of waves! Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 10:11:31 am Australia/Sydney
Joel's Hawaiian blades, looking sharp.
With three Triple Crown titles, a Pipe Masters and numerous 10 point rides (including a perfect heat) in the proving grounds, Hawaii's always been a happy hunting ground for our world champ! Read More
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 5:24:35 pm Australia/Sydney
Joel, burning a whole lotta speed in just about the finest way possible! On the smaller days in Hawaii, he's been riding a HYFI Monsta Box - 5'10" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L (he's 6'0" / 83kg). Photo Trevor Moran Read More
Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:28:24 am Australia/Sydney
Owen, under the ledge on one of the heaviest barrels of opening day. From the yellow jersey to the classic no-grab tube stance, this shot is a great marker of where O's at right now - right back in his element. Photo Trevor Moran. Read More
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 12:03:00 pm Australia/Sydney
Brazil's beachies demand equipment that'll let you perform your best in everything from weak, onshore mediocrity up to powerful, wedging tubes. This is Joel's lineup for 2017!
Friday, 23 November 2018 4:17:38 pm Australia/Sydney
The dream start to Joel's last ever full Hawaiian season - champion at Haleiwa. All photos by Ryan Miller & Trevor Moran
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 1:41:02 pm Australia/Sydney
Parko and his go-to alternate craft, about to draw some new lines all over Jeffrey's Bay. All photos Ryan Miller and Trevor Moran
See below for STAB's hardware feature on the Black Baron,, and why it was the first board Joel chose to ride after announcing his retirement from the Championship Tour at JBay this year: