JOEL Parkinson is through to the quarter final of the Quiksilver Pro with his best score coming from his last two waves in the heat earlier today.

He defeated fellow Australian Adam Melling in round 5, 13.83 to 11.83.

The ASP world champion was under the pump from the start with Melling keeping the lead for most of the knockout heat.

Parkinson managed to find the only barrel of the heat in the last wave scoring 7.7. It was the highest single score for the heat and it was enough to secure him a place in the quarter finals.

He has done it tough this tournament having to compete in every round into the quarter finals.

Fellow Coolangatta surfer Mick Fanning went to the quarters straight from round 4 after defeating American Brett Simpson and South African Travis Logie .

Fanning faces Matt Wilkinson in the quarter finals.

Parkinson will face Jilian Wilson in the quarters.

Wilson beat Parkinson in round four 16.60 to 16.53 forcing the world champion to surf in the knockout round.



How beers around the campfire led to this very cool business

premium_icon How beers around the campfire led to this very cool business

They left their council and construction jobs to follow a dream

'This will be huge': New show like a theme park ride

premium_icon 'This will be huge': New show like a theme park ride

"You'll come out saying, 'what did I just see?'”

Funding to save 300-year-old pine trees

premium_icon Funding to save 300-year-old pine trees

MP says coastal cypress pines need to be preserved

Local Partners