Joel Parkinson

After failing to advance in the first round of the Oakley Pro Bali, some of the top contenders in the ASP world championship race all bounced back in round two. Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson advanced after the contest was put on hold in the morning to wait for the surf at Keramas to start pumping.

Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and other Aussies get thunderstruck in southern California.
Lower Trestles is often referred to as a skatepark for surfers because the mechanics of the wave set up so well for progressive maneuvers. The wave draws surfers from all over the world, but Australians have taken a particular liking to the wave. As part of Network A's Surf Week, check out some of the best surfers from Down Under shred Lowers. Parkinson, Fanning, Taj Burrow, and Julian Wilson are just some of the Aussies that rip this clip.

Despite losing in final, Slater takes overall lead in ASP title chase.
Once Kelly Slater reaches a final, engravers usually start etching his name into the trophy. But Adrian "Ace" Buchan managed to defeat Slater at the Billabong Pro Tahiti with some deep pits that the 11-time ASP WCT champ couldn't match. It wasn't all bad news for Slater. His second place finish at Teahupoo gave him enough points to overtake the lead in the race for the title with four events left to go.