Photograph By ASP/Kirstin
Parkinson was unable to defend his 2012 ASP world title, which isn't a huge surprise. Only Kelly Slater and Andy Irons have been able to notch back-to-back titles in the past 15 years. But last year, Parkinson did prove that his surfing is as clean and vibrant as ever. The man with the best style on tour would love to hoist another world title cup or two before it's all said and done, but as long as folks come out to watch, he's content doing what he's doing. "It's a dream job, really," he says.