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Parko powers through Haliewa

Defending Triple Crown Champ is back from the injury and won the Reef Hawaiian Pro.

Updated: November 22, 2010, 8:15 AM ET
By Daniel Ikaika Ito

Fresh off a gnarly foot injury and a six-month hiatus from competition, defending Triple Crown Champ, Joel Parkinson, won the Reef Hawaiian Pro yesterday. In a wave-starved final, where there were only three waves ridden after 23-minutes, Parko was the only surfer that could find three good rides in the heat. He won the 6-star Prime Qualifying Series event with a two-wave total of 15, out of a possible 20 points. The 29-year-old Aussie shredded the head high mush burgers at Alii Beach Park like ...

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