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John John Florence is one of only five surfers in men’s Championship Tour history to clinch his first two World Titles in back-to-back fashion. Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Tom Curren and the late Andy Irons are the only other members of that elite club. The mild-mannered prodigy from the North Shore of Oahu has been living in the public’s eye since the age of eight, when he first paddled out at Pipeline, his backyard break that just happens to be the most famous wave in the world. By 12 he’d mastered a wide variety of ocean conditions and his breadth of ocean knowledge was compounded by the nurturing of North Shore sages, giving Florence all the evolutionary tools needed to become the best surfer in the world. With their help, he navigated the pitfalls of early fame with humility, style and sweetness, and delivered under the heavy weight of high expectations. He remains, at his core, a performer first and foremost, with an insatiable appetite for progression. The only weakness in his surfing is making the impossible look too easy.

And while it took a few years for him to sync his style to the demands of the Championship Tour, today his love of the game is peaking. The process of pushing himself as a competitor, artist, and innovator is what drives him. His deep love of sailing is only enhancing his ocean knowledge, and his film projects are an ever-expanding creative side hustle. Yes, he’s hungry for more World Titles, but there’s also that other nagging hole in his record: The Billabong Pipe Masters crown. Twice before he’s had victory within his grasp with just seconds to go, and twice he’s lost it. In 2013 it was 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater who broke his heart. In 2017 Jeremy Flores did the trick. Fortunately, the second world title Florence earned earlier that day cushioned the blow.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #28
  • Heat wins
    5
  • Avg. heat score
    12.28
  • Rookie year
    2012

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #7
Complete
Aug 10 - 21, 2018
Place
INJ
Points
420
Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
INJ
Points
420
Men's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #4
Complete
May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast25th420$10,000
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach13th1,665$11,500
Oi Rio Pro9th3,700$14,700
Corona Bali Protected13th1,665$11,500
Uluwatu CT13th1,665$11,500
Corona Open J-Bay - Men'sINJ420-
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'oINJ420-

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
2018289,95571117.979th 
2017159,600115019.671st 
2016159,850115419.661st(x2)
20151428,700113119.262nd 
2014351,400115019.931st 
20131035,150103119.872nd 
2012444,350104219.601st 
20113411,95051619.535th 
John John Florence
Hawaii
John John Florence
Hawaii
  • Stance
    Regular
  • First season
    2008 Men's QS
  • Age
    25 Oct 18, 1992
  • Height
    6 ft, 1 in 185 cm
  • Weight
    174 lbs 79 kg
  • Hometown
    North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
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