Joel Parkinson

If Bede Durbidge had the highest score of the day, and Mick Fanning was ripping harder than anybody, Joel Parkinson was the guy that looked the smoothest. It's uncanny, he never bobbles, never looks like his balance is compromised, never looks out of sync. He won the Quik Pro last year, and folks are going to be hard pressed to beat him this time around. (Jason Kenworthy)