Watch: Parko's last lap at Teahupoo

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

“I was just frozen stiff, said Parko about his time competing at Teahupoo.

Now, 17 years later, he's had a bag of Perfect 10s, made multiple finals, and had one close second against good mate Mick Fanning.

In this clip, Parko talks about putting in the time at one of the deadliest waves on the planet, and how he’s certain he won ‘that’ final in 2012. Of course, old mate Mick tells it a little bit differently. 

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blower commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 8:25am

love it.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 8:37am

How can you not smile and laugh and feel really good about that!

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crg commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 9:39am

That's gold :-)

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wbat commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 9:40am

Is that fanning's house.

Looks like a Miami drugs dealer's place!

Oops.

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Kham commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 9:43am

That is a funny interview. So classic, like 2 groms bantering over who got the best head dip.
Love it, more please.
How about a Kong and Gerlach interview??

Kham

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 9:58am

That's really funny !
It's not the first time i have heard parko say he won that final . LOL!

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Lanky Dean commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 10:07am

Part of me thinks that the tour will end at tahiti next year ?

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 10:13am

Jeez, who knows? Late last year the big talk was to end the tour at Chopes, but then hold a specialty event in the Mentawais, invite only the top six, and decide the world title.

However, there's been nothing public since then and I've heard rumours that little will change with next year's tour. TBH, the Wossel isn't in a good position to be making large scale changes. If they had the goodwill of the fans, then yeah, but they've made far too many blunders in the battle for hearts and minds.

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 11:31am

Good stuff!

Geez, that last wave he got in the clip. Amazing!

Crystal Clear

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rooftop commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 1:47pm

That was great.

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simba commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 3:23pm

ah the old Greasy and Lenny show eh.........ha

simba

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 6:04pm

So funny. You can see them as old men, sitting on a verandah arguing about who won that heat.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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Walk around G commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 8:13pm

Great mates but still soooo competitive with each other, probably half the reason they're both previous world champs. Would love to be on a remote boat trip with those guys to watch them push each other without a jersey on.

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mredhill commented Friday, 17 Aug 2018 at 9:06am

How funny. That wave at 1.12 is just Parko all over. Smooth, in control and just oozing style. He'll be missed on tour.

Redrum

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redmondo commented Friday, 17 Aug 2018 at 2:57pm

Yes very entertaining and funny.

Victory!

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