On the cover:
Earlier this year during the Quik Pro Gold Coast, Joel Parkinson was uncharacteristically ousted in the early rounds of competition. Instead of sticking around the contest site at Kirra to see how the final day would play out, the Gold Coast native decided to turn his lemon of a loss into sweet, sweet lemonade and went for a surf at all-time Snapper Rocks. The image featured on the cover is just a snapshot of what many people claimed was the best barrel ever surfed at the famed right point. It’s hard to imagine a future where barrel riding looks any better than this.