Jordy Smith took down Parkinson in the men’s Final with his his explosive forehand surfing. The two former event winners went head-to-head but it was Smith who edged the win by just 0.44 points. The South African unleashed a series of power hacks to earn solid lead over Parkinson and put him in a combination halfway through the heat. Parkinson countered with a 6.93 and a critical 8.43. Without priority and three minutes on the clock, the Australian needed a 7.27 to take the win, but was not able to land the requirement. This win jumps Jordy Smith right up the rankings to number 4 and he is a very serious 2016 world title contender with three events remaining this season.