PARKO and Kelly, the two title contenders are still in the mix at the O'Neill Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane after a third day.
Rounds 3 and 4 were decided in glorious sunshine and Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson's parallel progress through the heats pushed the title deciding moment further up the Pipeline heat hierarchy.
Parkinson's cautious wave choice allowed the Australian to notch the day's highest score of 9.50 for a powerful combination of turns, aiding in his advancement to the Quarterfinals.
"It was really slow at the start and I didn't get a wave for about 11 minutes," Parkinson said. "That 9.5 was a good wave. I waited. I figured I wasn't going to waste my time on small waves. I'd rather lose than see someone get the wave that I wanted."
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