Two of the largest and most credible amateur surfing events are held in the month of June. Last week Parker won the boys under 16 divisions in the Surfing America Championships, which was held in perfect overhead Lower Trestles. This week on July 3rd ended the NSSA National Championships, held in Huntington Beach, and the conditions were held mostly in below average conditions.
Parker showing his versatility in all types of surf conditions, once again stepped on to the podium in the #1 spot in the Open Juniors division.
Parker started off the final heat with a 5.5 and an 8.75 in the first five minutes, which had the rest of the competitors in that heat needing a combination of scores. On his 3rd and final wave Parker increased his lead with a 7.75 leaving the rest of the pack way behind and his 2nd major win of this summer.
If there was any doubt of Parker’s ability, the back-to-back wins have proven that he is the best 15 yr old in the nation.
Parker had this to say about his recent victory. “Until lately I hadn’t really won a major event in almost a year. This weekend I nailed my second win, which was my goal for this summer. I am very excited and can’t believe that it all came together for me. June and the first part of July has been the most fun and best times I have ever had. A lot of great things have happened and I hope it doesn’t end!”