To say that Haleiwa is a challenging wave is an understatement, but John John Florence has a knack for making some of the heaviest water in the world look like a canvass that offers him unlimited possibilities.

Fresh off a long overdue win at the Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask, Florence has been enjoying a recent run of swell on the North Shore. There were plenty of top-flight surfers out at Haleiwa, and they're now all in awe of a single ride of Florence's which has some suggesting it could be one of the best waves ever ridden out there.

Judge for yourself: Has anyone else ever done a turn quite like this one, on a wave so large and powerful?

To put this into perspective, that would be about as perfect as a turn gets if it was done on a playful four-foot pointbreak. That it was executed on a wave a shifty, powerful and unforgiving as Haleiwa just takes it to a whole new level.

WSL commentator Strider Wasilewski put it best when he said, of John John's wave, "Nobody is surfing this good right now! Sorry, I'm not sorry."

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