Joel Parkinson - thanks
Now if you want to see a great piece of surfing watch Joel in our Straddie Super Sessions Video.
The image is of Joel blasting a re-entry - it was quite difficult to get this frame via YouTube because he is moving so fast.
Joel has plugged us on his Facebook Page
Joel is very popular world wide - we are so lucky to have these guys as ambassadors for the Gold Coast.
Joel is sponsored by Billabong another Gold Coast icon.
Joel is currently number 2 ranked surfer in the world and has been unlucky not to already have a world title. Injuries have prevented Joel from finishing off some seasons as he would like.
Joel is an incredibly smooth surfer often making things look a lot easier than they actually are.
He has won the Hawiian Triple Crown a number of times.
Joel is also a keen fisherman - like many of the fishermen who frequent the Seaway they love relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the Seaway and Broadwater.
Many surfers turn to fishing and maintain their connection to the environment.
A trawler fisherman once explained that the shallow esturary (Broadwater) provides the vital breeding ground and is vital to the food chain that currently exists.