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|Parko came back after his inury with a perfect 10. He's very serious about the Triple Crown.|
Coolangata, Australia may be thousands of miles from the North Shore, but yesterday, the little Gold Coast town's presence was very real. Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson, Both "Goldy" natives, claimed firsts at Alii Beach Park yesterday.
Gilmore, 22, won the Cholo's Women's Hawaiian Pro -- her first career victory at Haleiwa Beach. Parko, in the Reef Hawaiian Pro, crushed his first heat since being sidelined this summer by an injured foot.Read the full story here.