Parkinson, Irons and Pires Score Firing Lefthanders in Indonesia

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia - While we may be amidst one of the last seasonal doldrums in ASP history (the product of some exciting potential new events next year), the world's best surfers have certainly kept busy. From film projects to fashion lines, the ASP Top 45 and 17 have traversed the globe, hunting waves everywhere from South America to the Indian Ocean. Joel Parkinson (AUS), 29, current ASP World No. 8, linked up with former three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons (HAW), 31, European powerhouse Tiago Pires (PRT), 30, young gun Granger Larsen (HAW), 20, and shaper Jason "JS" Stevenson for an assault on one of Indonesia's many epic lefthanders. Photographer Pat Stacey was on hand to document this session and Parko himself blogged about it. This...is their story...

I'd never surfed The Left before.

On the speedboat on the way over from Bali Andy was frothing. He'd surfed it a bunch of times and was telling me it was one of the best lefts in the world. I was hoping he wasn't talking it up too much. After listening to him I didn't want to get there and find it wasn't the best left in the world.

We get there and it's two foot and no good. Nothing. Mate, it was three foot and a fat little lefthander when we pulled up in the morning because it was high tide. It doesn't really do much on the high tide. But as the tide starts going out it...


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