Although the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast doesn't kick off until March 11, John John Florence chased a swell to Snapper Rocks for a quick board-test mission with his longtime shaper John Pyzel. The three-day pursuit proves that the current World No. 1 is not messing around this off-season. John and the Pyzel crew brought 16 boards over to Australia, all of which are variations of the Ghost or Phantom.
A much anticipated east swell prompted Florence to make the trip despite the Volcom Pipe Pro being well underway. Florence will be rushing back to Hawaii to make his heat (a late seeding making the mission possible).
Be sure to check the Volcom Pipe Pro tomorrow at www.redbull.tv for the call at 8:00a.m. HST (10:00a.m. PST).