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Joel Parkinson

Australian,  Athlete
Total Quotes : 24
Waves Long Having

As long as I'm getting waves and having fun, the results tend to take care of themselves.

- Joel Parkinson

Waves Only Guess

I guess you're only as good as the waves.

- Joel Parkinson

Myself Start Surfing

As soon as I get bored, I start missing the kids, so I don't let myself get bored. I just go surfing.

- Joel Parkinson

Worry Waves Like

For me, I like to keep it real simple; I just worry about myself, the waves, and my surroundings.

- Joel Parkinson

Control About Figure

I figure there's no point in stressing about what's out of my control, and all I can do is make the best of what I've got.

- Joel Parkinson

Mind Cold Will

I don't mind cold water. I mean, it's fine. Wetsuits will serve you these days; it doesn't really matter.

- Joel Parkinson

Career Feeling Having

Having so many close calls in my career, it was such an awesome feeling to get that first world title.

- Joel Parkinson

Kind Fair Which

It definitely takes a fair bit of experience to know what's the right kind of wave and which is the wrong wave.

- Joel Parkinson

Waves Through Happen

Anything can happen at Pipeline; it's one of those waves where the most amazing wave can come through in one minute, and then nothing can happen for an hour.

- Joel Parkinson

Grow Heat Surfing

It's the way surfing is - you grow up surfing together, and then you're thrown into a heat at Pipe or a world title bout against one another.

- Joel Parkinson

Kind Guy Basic

I'm a basic steak-fish-salad kind of guy.

- Joel Parkinson

Night Eggs Toast

In the morning, I'll usually do eggs and toast, but at night I keep it all protein.

- Joel Parkinson

Surfing Knew Had

I had plenty of invites and chances to party when I just started on tour, but I knew partying would prevent me from achieving my surfing potential.

- Joel Parkinson

Generation Through Next

I think we want to make the sport bigger and better and leave a good legacy for the next generation that comes through.

- Joel Parkinson

Strong Chance Lessen

If you can lessen the chance of a bad injury by being strong, you have to do it.

- Joel Parkinson

Wife Salad Most Amazing

My favorite meal to make is seared ahi, and my wife does the most amazing pear salad.

- Joel Parkinson

Waves Heat Need

You only need two waves in a heat, so I try and keep my surfs short and sweet and not too draining. Keep them intense and try and get the two best waves I can.

- Joel Parkinson

Always Big Been

I've been on the tour for 12 years, and the big dream has always been to get a world title.

- Joel Parkinson

Africa Always South Africa

When I enjoy my surfing, I get good results, and I've always had fun in South Africa.

- Joel Parkinson

Year Learned Felt

Losing one grounds you a bit. I learned a lot after losing the title in 2009, learned that I was probably too intense that year, and when I didn't win, I just felt horrible.

- Joel Parkinson