Hawaiian has done it at twenty years and is the fourth Hawaiian world champion after Derek Ho, Sunny Garcia and Andy Irons.
And it has done so in a spectacular season, where he has won four races that few riders have achieved: The Peniche Pro in Portugal, The Oi Rio in Brazil, the Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay and the Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach, getting also the leadership Triple Crown of Surfing at that time.
But also second in Jeffreys, another second in Tahiti and the semifinals in France.
Florence started surfing with only two years and being local Hawaiian North Shore, five and surfed the legendary wave of Pipeline. At that time, already he announced his desire to become a professional surfer one day, and although his intention was to focus on the free surfing, finally finished competing.
The last event will be held at home, Pipeline, December 8-20 and will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the brand new world champion surfing and without pressure in one of the best waves on the planet, also known perfectly. It not for nothing is one of the best tube riders in the world.
Many of the best surfers, including last world champion Adriano de Souza or self Kelly Slater declared that John John is today the best surfer in the world: “It is the most complete in all conditions”, “it is able to fly like the best and flopping in the biggest waves on the planet”
His mother is still his biggest fan and, therefore, addressed her through his Instagram account after winning in Portugal: “Look Mom, I got it! What a crazy day, this has been my dream since I was a kid growing up in Hawaii seeing Kelly and Andy fight for world titles. Win one today is crazy, I’m still in shock!”.
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