Men’s No. 7: Joel Parkinson

2011 SURFER Poll

Parko started 2011 strong with a big win at Bells, but despite an excellent year in 2011, which saw him ranked second in the world coming into the final event of the year, a surfer of his caliber carries the burden of high expectations. What does one of the most iconic surfers of all time have to do to top the SURFER Poll? Win a world title? Oh yeah, that would probably do it.