If The Whole Surfing Thing Doesn’t Work Out, John Florence Would Make A Fantastic Comp Director
“High energy claims will be taken into consideration.”
If Jeremy Flores proved anything with the Quiksilver Festival, it’s that former CTers can indeed organize a high-energy contest in pumping surf. In fact, they can even win their own event.
While that’s not exactly what transpired in John Florence’s latest vlog, the “heat” that serves as the climax of the video does make one ponder: what would a JJF-directed contest look like?
We can only assume it would be held in black-belt barrels over a crystal-clear reef pass. Take your pick of the name-brand breaks — The Florence Pipeline/Cloudbreak/Teahupo’o Invitational. Or with John’s penchant for sailing off into the sunset, perhaps a remote atoll is in the cards.
However, that path is likely a ways off, so long as John remains invested in the CT.
Sandwiched between the Production Team Cup and John tagging lips across three continents, this edit shows the other side of “tour life” — lounging around, speed-packing boards, and making jokes at one another’s expense.
Watch above as John and his inner content circle bounce from Aus to El Sal to Brazil, and let us know what Ross’s penance should be for hitting that casual.
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