He swears he tied it himself. Parko grins through a minor adjustment.
Even 12th place gets a trophy. Jordy Smith and Lyndall Jarvis.
Who'll be the first of these three to hoist the trophy? Nat Young, Kolohe Andino and John John Florence wait their turn.
"If you end up winning a few more, I can give you the number of a guy who's really good at cleaning them…" Parko, unamused.
Can somebody get this man a beer? The champ's wish is granted.
Parko and Steph, dressed like winners.
Your 2012 World Champions: Joel Parkinson and Stephanie Gilmore.