John John Florence

 In a different era JJF could have provided Slater with a rivalry that might have stopped the King winning his 11 titles and becoming arguably the greatest sportsman ever.

 

Andy had his reign halting Slater for a period but had his own inner demons, 

 

John John can win his second ( back to back ) title today in Portugal...

 

Fingers crossed he beats Medina and claims the title he deserves!!

 

Only Slater Curren and Carroll before him have ever won b2b's....

 

Giddy up JJF, go large son.

 

 


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Yeah!

Tue, 2017-10-24 11:48

He s a sick airealist!!  

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Yep

Tue, 2017-10-24 12:22

 go jjf 

Medina will hard to beat

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Go JJF!

Tue, 2017-10-24 12:37

Great role model for kids, always has a smile on his dial, humble and doesn't sook like Medina when he loses. JJF will be joining elite company if he goes btb Timboon.

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 You're right about medina

Wed, 2017-10-25 01:48

 You're right about medina being a sook. I love it when he beaten. Get on the JJF train! Yewww

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Sook alright

Wed, 2017-10-25 06:59

 lets hope Mick beats Medina 

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 Yep Medina should be given a

Wed, 2017-10-25 07:33

 Yep Medina should be given a deduction each time he claims, takes the shine off what he actually can do....

 

Igarashi is ripping but win the event and win the title JJF...

 

Its easy to forget how good Slater was, not many have gone back to back but no one will ever go 5 in a row again like KS did 94 95 96 97 98

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Kelly Slater was pretty good

Wed, 2017-10-25 09:38

Kelly Slater was pretty good but he was no Mike Stewart

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Impossible!

Wed, 2017-10-25 10:00

 tryin too compare the two is impossible 

frosty.  Being one on a lid and slater on a 

standup ! Stewart was a big wave charger

slater just genius on anything under 8ft

And that's back ! 

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Haha yeah mate. Both legends

Wed, 2017-10-25 11:56

Haha yeah mate. Both legends and it'd be like trying to compare Jordan, Woods and Federer but I was a booger (still will be when we cull about 100 sharks) so Stewart was my hero growing up.

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 Under 8ft? Slaters one of

Wed, 2017-10-25 10:46

 Under 8ft? Slaters one of the best ever at Pipe/Chopes/Big Cloud Break etc etc

 

Slater has no boundaries just like Andy and just like JJF....

 

He was/is however somewhat more calculated and i guess put his title aspirations before his gonads at times and held back, unlike Andy and JJF to a lesser extent....

 

Something Taj lacked no matter how hard he charged around here in big pits he couldnt emulate that on tour and there for never claimed a title....

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I remember reading once that

Wed, 2017-10-25 12:16

I remember reading once that Taj preferred the freedom of surfing the SW so it may have been a case of being too conservative in comps?

Do Hardy, Virtue, Jordanoff and co still smash North Point and The Box? I paddled out to The Box once in around 2002 and only ended up sitting there piddling my pants in fear while watching those boys tear it to shreds.

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 There is a hundred kids down

Wed, 2017-10-25 12:46

 There is a hundred kids down here that tear, the old boys still have right of way for now......

 

I rarely surf NP and the box is too heavy for my old body nowadays.......

 

Would maybe be a dif story if you didn't have to compete with the crowds but she's busy nowadays......

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Old Skool timo !

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:22

 back when me and my mates were surfing

we took waves measured from the back so 

we d say it was 4ft back or 6ft back ! Alot

of the old guys and old guys back then always

sized there waves like that ! So I'd say timmo

she ll be a little under double for face ! And 

Fark oath frosty I always mudded at the 

box !! Also frosty if ya ever up for a nice 

causal wave pm us I'll be keen !! Cheers

pirate!

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Haha I was a Metro booger who

Thu, 2017-10-26 10:28

Haha I was a Metro booger who surfed Pyramids and The Spot and spent two weeks in Dunsborough every year surfing predominately Smiths, Supers, Windmills, Other Side of The Moon, The Farm and Rocky Point. I thought I was pretty good until the day I paddled out to The Box on a 4m+ swell... didn't even paddle into the lineup. Pure terror and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Maybe one day I'll get a testicle transplant bud because there's some nice breaks on the 3 Mile I can now access but my irrational fear of sharks is too great these days. Drive out to Windmills and The Moon last week and it was pumping with 2 guys in the lineup at each break. 10 years ago I'd have been out there but now I prefer to have my feet dry and planted on a fibreglass deck floor.

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All the best to John john. I

Wed, 2017-10-25 18:14

All the best to John john. I dont really know current surfing shredders but I m a teabagger and when black and white came out i was impressed with slater, but Mike Stewart is next level to slater imo. If stewart had kellys money there would have been a better artificial wave made i reckon.

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Bring on Pipe

Wed, 2017-10-25 19:28

 Congrats to Medina, will make Pipe great to watch. And fellas, Mike Stewart, really!! Surely you are trolling

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Haha. Same as Jim, I lean

Wed, 2017-10-25 19:47

Haha. Same as Jim, I lean towards the bloke that did my sport just like I consider JWP the best fighter Australia has ever produced... even if he is by a looong way

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Haha na not trawling, I maybe

Wed, 2017-10-25 19:39

Haha na not trawling, I maybe biased as I never could be bothered standing up!

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Both are gods

Wed, 2017-10-25 19:52

Slater and Stewart are both gods, but of a different church

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Amen to that

Wed, 2017-10-25 20:21

Amen to that

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bring on BIG pipe

Wed, 2017-10-25 20:18

its John John's destiny...you can't script this...#lol  

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stab , beachgrit anyone?

Wed, 2017-10-25 20:27

no holes barred banter there no doubt. 

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 Fucking Medina....  

Wed, 2017-10-25 20:43

 Fucking Medina....

 

 

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When's Pipe Boon? I may

Thu, 2017-10-26 10:17

When's Pipe Boon? I may follow this one.

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Hahaha

Wed, 2017-10-25 21:31

 fkn brazilnut

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 Not sure 100% but mid

Thu, 2017-10-26 10:26

 Not sure 100% but mid Early/Mid Dec 

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 not worth starting a new

Sat, 2018-02-10 16:21

 not worth starting a new post for so ill hijack this one

 big wave event is on at nazare

 

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/293982/its-on-the-big-wave-nazare-challenge

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 Good pick up Gilly but its

Sat, 2018-02-10 21:03

 Good pick up Gilly but its hard to take your eyes off the Luge!!

 

Doing 120+ km/hr on your back with your freckle sucking to the ice is some achievement I reckon!!