Ross Williams Discusses Coaching John Florence And Leaving The Commentary Team
Meeting force with force.
The dashingly handsome Ronnie Blakey and Ross Williams share a moment of chummy collaboration, then divulge into the WSL losing their most apt surf analyser from the booth. Ross, delivers a “first things, first,” noting he won’t completely leave the commentary team, however, will be focusing his energy on a back to back titles for the man with back to back names. John–who last year switched into a thoughtful, competitive threat, learned to pace himself in heats, and had a year that’s been discussed in excess–is riding into 2017 on the back of high expectation.
During our interview with JJF a month back, he didn’t admit any worry. He slyly told us, he’ll approach this season in the same manner as 2016–studying and benefiting from his every success and mistake. Now that Bede’s back on tour, in John’s growing pressure to meet force with force, he’s switched his coaching elect to that of Mr Williams.
The mystery remains: Will the best surfer in the world take subsequent titles? Does Kelly Slater have 12 in him? And, have we all but forgotten about Gabby Medina? Unanswered questions are stirring while we patiently await round one of the Quik Pro. Hopefully, the waves resemble nothing similar to the Roxy Pro yesterday…
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