Joel Parkinson Seized His 3rd Consecutive Hawaiian Triple Crown. Fellow Australian Adrian Buchan was the only person with enough points to stop Parkinson winning the Hawaiian leg of the world championship tour but had to win the Pipeline Masters. Buchan was eliminated in the quarter-finals when he was easily beaten by world champion Kelly Slater.
Kieren Perrow won through to the semis, pipping South African Jordy Smith 12 points to 13. The third Australian Owen Wright lost to Jeremy Flores of France.Flores knocked out Slater in semi-final #1 and Perrow took down on American Dane Reynolds semi-final #2. Flores came from behind to beat Australian Kieren Perrow in the final.
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Parko Wins Triple Crown!!!