John John Florence
John John Rides Futures
Hometown: Haleiwa, HI
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs
2016 WSL World Champion
The North Shore of Oahu is home to the best seven miles of surf on the planet. At 24, John John Florence has conquered every inch of it. His ascent from grommet-hood to World Champion has been an ongoing narrative, closely followed by fans, media and rivals alike. John John became a household name long before he qualified for the WSL Championship Tour.
The eldest of three boys and raised on the beach by a single mother, John John was swimming at six months and surfing Pipeline by five; his prolific upbringing making him feel comfortable in every condition.
His casual approach never differs in waves from 2 to 20 feet. John John always surfs with hands in the pocket style. His calm and cool demeanor is the look strived for by anyone who rides a board; whether that be surf, skate or snow. Every time he does an air you can tell that he’s masterful of all three. John lands rotations into the flats with the ease of a frontside 180 off a curb. It’s innate in his being.
John John’s versatility in all conditions makes him a threat at every stop on the world tour.
He’s worked hard chasing his dream of becoming World Champion. He works hard at being the World Champion. His devotion to being the world’s best surfer is invigorating, spawning a vast community of young talent all around the world.
John John's Quiver
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 165 lbs Stance: Regular