Stab Magazine | John John Florence, smart casual Restaurant outing, Fiji
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John John Florence, smart casual Restaurant outing, Fiji

“You can really just sit in the barrel the whole way,” said John John Florence, Hawaiian, 20 years old, scary good. “Restaurants is just a perfect wave. It’s such a machine and with these winds every wave’s just perfect.” You know the chain of events by now: John chews ankle on Gold Coast in expression […]

full frame // Mar 8, 2016
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“You can really just sit in the barrel the whole way,” said John John Florence, Hawaiian, 20 years old, scary good. “Restaurants is just a perfect wave. It’s such a machine and with these winds every wave’s just perfect.”

You know the chain of events by now: John chews ankle on Gold Coast in expression session, misses Bells, misses Rio, now comes back to us to win his round two heat over Bede Durbidge with a 19.80 combined total. In the “best the waves have been” since John arrived, he dragged his kicker through things like in that photograph just above this text, and belted turns outta the lip to drop the event’s second 10 point ride, and back up with a 9.80. That ain’t jokin’.

He then beat Damo Hobgood in less-impressive form, by only 0.04 points as it were, but as Dominic Toretto said, winning’s winning. Will he continue to progress? Stab ain’t gonna predict and jinx, but there ain’t much negativity around the trajectory of this man’s backside tube game.

Find out here.

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