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Garrett Parkes - World Junior's Runner up

After a week of rain and average conditions Quik and Roxy have Garrett Parkes and Phillipa Anderson both runner ups in the World Juniors. Garrett brought his A-Grade approach to this event. The showdown between Garrett and Felipe Toledo in the quarters was dominated by Garrett. All he had to do was stick a little closer to Toledo in the last 2 minutes of the heat with priority as Toledo needed an 8.2. Somehow, Toledo sneaked onto a little double up and did one of the biggest air reverses of the event and finished the wave getting the score. If Garrett had won that quarter final he had the title all wrapped up. Instead he finished on equal points with Ciao Ibelli, and because it was for a world title, it dosen't go to a count back, but a surf off. The surf off didn't go so well for Garrett. He had lost that mojo and wasn't throwing the fins like he was for the whole event. Although he nailed a big air reverse at the end of the surf off and was given a 7.17 just falling short of the score he required. Garrett and Felipe Toledo were the stand outs of the event, taking nothing away from unsponsored Wade Charmicheal, who won the trials and then beat the top seeds to go on and win the event.

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