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John Florence Is Feeling the Olympic Flow

An interview on John’s preparation for Tokyo.

Words by Jack Mutschler

John John Florence recently did an interview with the Manual on his mindset for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Check out the state of John’s mojo below:

“Body’s doing good,” Florence tells The Manual, his blonde hair a trademark mess but with clear eyes. “Once you get to this three-week mark, it just gets so much better every day.”

The swelling is down, the range of motion is coming back. Just today, he hopped back on his Peloton bike (Florence was announced as one of nine athletes sponsored by the company in April), and while his knee sounded like the Fourth of July, cracking and popping, he pushed through. “It felt good to get my legs moving like that,” he says.

The conversation continues into the complicated question of what it means to be a free surfer. John even admits to being jealous of his brother Nathan, who can travel the world without worrying about an event after an event. John also added some details of his opinions on social media.

“In a way, it’s sad because [social media] dilutes surfing and the creative side of it,” Florence says. “But I really like [that] it allows the free surfers to have more control of their own destiny. They’ve made their own world, and it’s inspiring to see.”

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