John Florence, on the edge of warmth and cold, Santa Cruz
Now, there ain’t many kids who make an impression like Hawaiian John Florence did in his rookie year. All that tube, swerve and air panache jacked him into the top three most visible surfers in the world, along with Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater. He’s on the cusp of signing surfing’s biggest ever contract, with whom […]
Now, there ain’t many kids who make an impression like Hawaiian John Florence did in his rookie year. All that tube, swerve and air panache jacked him into the top three most visible surfers in the world, along with Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater. He’s on the cusp of signing surfing’s biggest ever contract, with whom we still don’t know, and the tour is about to climax in his backyard, where he won the Vans Triple Crown last year. So, really, it’s all those things, along with flashes of morning sun like you see here, that keep this man warm. Never mind that he scooped a 25th at the Cold Water Classic. He was still sizzling at first light the following morning, which is where this picture finds him. And finds him well.
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