Fanning Wins at J-Bay

It may have been in South Africa but the final of the J-Bay Open was all about the Gold Coast, with good mates Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson battling it out.

Fanning was too good for Parko, scoring 17 points to his 13.60.

The win is a huge boost to Fanning’s World Surfing Championship defence, seeing him climb five spots to third place in the rankings.

Parkinson’s strong showing at the event has helped him jump three places up the ladder to second, just behind Brazilian leader Gabriel Medina.