Mick: "What an epic day!! Great to share a surf and beer with this man! And also the legends on our shirts."
First and second at Teahupoo, first and second in the world -- the two Gold Coasters have set the controls to the heart of the 2012 World Title sun.
Says Joel: "I held the lead in a 35 minute final until the last four minutes. It's frustrating to lose that way, but you can't fault Mick."
Says Mick: "I just had to be patient. It's Teahupoo so it goes on and off. You can get two 10s in two minutes. Joel's such an incredible surfer and he's gotten so good out here."