How to get vertical with Joel Parkinson

Want to learn how to surf better? Learn from the world's best through Surfline's Pro Tips, a complete how-to series created to improve your surfing skills. In this episode, we go over getting vertical with Joel Parkinson.Become a better surfer. Watch more episodes: to our channel: only way you can get vertical is a really hard bottom turn. Yeah, my name is Joel Parkinson we're going to be talking about how to get vertical. A good wave would be like a fast wave with a nice soft lip when it's just like cracking, you know. You want to be start looking at the lip pretty early. I mean the earlier you look at the lip, the more time you got. To get vertical, its all in the bottom turn. As soon as you really pick the line of the bottom turn, you just want to get low of the bottom, come as far out as you can on the flat and go straight up and hit the lip.When you get to the lip, so many different things can happen. You get a little funny drift you know, and then they'll grab. But you know some of the best moves these days are the ones where the fins don't grab until really late. You’re guaranteed some party of your board is going to come out the back of the wave. The lip really will let you decide that when you get to it.If you get the tail out and you kind of come back sideways, you’ll come out of the turn with a little bit of speed, enough to get something out of the next turn. You know sometimes if you board or your fins drift too far and you kinda end up laying back, or you can do something where you really lose all your speed.I remember when i was starting, sometimes I wouldn't get out enough out in front of the wave into the flat to get back up enough. You know I'm trying to cut it too short, you might only get your board to like ten o'clock or whatever. The more room you got, more time you got, the better you're gonna go. When you try to get vertical I mean, you definitely want to see how much the wave is kinda drained out. If its kind of like staying pretty flat you can kind of really go for but if it really steeps out you know your chances of falling catching an edge is pretty high.-Joel Parkinson

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Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson surfing big waves in Praia do Norte Nazare

Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Joao De Macedo, Sylvio Mancusi and Eric Rebiere surfing big waves in Praia do Norte Nazare during the month of October.

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Full Movie: Innersection - Kelly Slater, Matt Meola, Craig Anderson [HD]

The 25 two-minute surf movies that make up Taylor Steele’s INNERSECTION were each created by the surfers themselves. From stars like Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson to performers like Josh Kerr and Craig Anderson to underdogs like Peter Devries and Matt Meola, these are the best freesurfers in the world, chosen from over 150 international submissions by an online audience. But these aren’t the videos that you saw online. Once the surfers qualified for the movie, that’s when Taylor Steele went to work: producing the sections with the surfer/filmmaker teams, then blending the parts together into a single, flowing surf movie that changes pace, location and style like an aquatic rollercoaster. The surfers come from all around the world: New Zealand, Hawaii, Brazil, Peru, Australia and the US. The footage is the best of the year. The twenty-five filmmakers each bring their own style to the edits. And the final experience is something completely unique.

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Andy: The Untold Story of Andy Irons This is the unfiltered life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy came from humble beginnings on the North Shore of Kauai and rose through the ranks to international surf stardom. He influenced a generation through the public lens as a wild, young phenom, who came to be known as “the people’s champion”. Throughout his life Andy fought an up and down battle with bi-polar disease and drug addiction. Andy passed away suddenly at the age of 32, with his wife 8 months pregnant expecting their first child. Join us in supporting the release of the feature-length documentary; Andy: The Untold Story of Andy Irons.

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Joël Parkinson ejected from a jet ski

Parko was ejected from a jet ski during the round 2 of OiRioPro

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Joel Parkinson nice barrel at Snappers

Nice warm up for Joel Parkinson at Snapper! 4 days before the Quik Pro Gold Coast! Stay tunned.

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Billabong Lifes Better in Boardshorts

In 1973 Gordon and Rena Merchant began producing handmade boardshorts under their flat overlooking his beloved Burleigh Point. A tropical haven renowned for consistent sand-bottom barrels, where life was better in boardshorts all year round.

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Lowers Games - Surf

It ain’t often we get the joys of Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and John John Florence in the one sitting. But hot damn, we approve when it comes together. So to avoid distracting you from the brilliance above, we’ll say it was shot and cut by Matt Tromberg and looped with Nuck Fames, then leave the play button up to you.

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