- WSL / Steve Sherman
- WSL / Steve Sherman

Reigning World Champ and world No. 1-ranked John John Florence is the 2017 World Surf League World Champion. "To win at home is my dream," said an overjoyed Florence. "It's been a nervous buildup, but it's so awesome!"

John John Florence's 2017 Journey to World Title No. 2

Florence's historic win came in front of a huge hometown crowd packing the beach Monday at the Billabong Pipe Masters. "I learned a lot about myself this year, with all the pressure," added Florence, still processing the moment, "Gabriel [Medina] is so good out there, the last couple heats have been pretty scary."

Medina's Quarterfinal loss to spoiler Jeremy Flores sealed the deal for the Hawaiian.

John John Florence of Hawaii celebrates becoming a 2X World Champion at the 2017 Billabong Pipe Masters.  Florence dreamed of winning a World Title in Hawaii and that dream became a reality today when he backed up his 2016 World Title which he won in Port John John Florence celebrates with friends and family in his backyard at Pipeline. - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Stay tuned for a full recap following the finish of the Billabong Pipe Masters.

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