Puke and Rally: John Florence Wins Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

posted by / News / January 7, 2011

Marcus Hickman

Marcus Hickman

Kai Barger

Kai Barger

Dean Morrison

Dean Morrison

"Hey Nathan...who's your favorite little rascal? Is it Alfalfa, or is it Spanky?"

Evan Valiere, Makai McNamara and Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher and Reef Mcintosh

Nathan Fletcher and Reef Mcintosh

Evan Valiere

Evan Valiere

John Florence

John Florence

Pipeline

Pipeline

Look at that Tokoro surfboard. Damn, that thing is pretty. Try not to think about the fact that it'll probably be snapped and discarded early in its life. Perish the thought.

Aamion Goodwin

Mark Healey

Mark Healey

Mark Healey

Mark Healey

Makuakai Rothman

Makuakai Rothman

Kala Alexander

Kala Alexander

Reef McIntosh

Reef McIntosh

John Florence

John Florence

Archy

Archy

Evan Valiere, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Cazimero and Aamion Goodwin

Evan Valiere, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Cazimero and Aamion Goodwin

"We're totally throwing you a shower!"

John Florence

John Florence and check

John Florence and check

John Florence

John Florence

Makuakai Rothman and brothers

Makuakai Rothman and brothers

John and Alex Florence

John and Alex Florence

All Photos: Ryan Foley

 

“Puke and rally” is a phrase usually associated with binge drinking frat boys, but it can now be applied to Pipe-rushing wonder boys. After waking with a fever and flu on the first day of Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, 18-year-old John Florence vomited (some of) his guts out. But he saved some so he could go out and school his elders in some of the heaviest Pipe of the year, and earned himself $40,000 (enough to buy him and his family a week’s worth of groceries at Foodland) and some rights to brag. On the podium to shower the lad with champagne (er, cider?) were third and fourth place finishers Makuakai Rothman and Mark Healey. We’re pretty sure 40 gees and a bath of bubbly is better than penicillin, and that John will be quick to mend.

 

2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Results

1) John John Florence (Vans) $40,000
2) Kalani Champman (Vans) $20,000
3) Makuakai Rothman (RVCA) $15,000
4) Mark Healey (Quiksilver) $10,000
5) Fred Patacchia, Jr. (Quiksilver) $5,000

Team Results
1) Vans
2) Quiksilver
3) RVCA
4) Hurley

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  • Susan Johnson

    is ryan foley really your new “guy” on the north shore…?
    this guy is a big dutch bag. i guess everyone has finally caught up
    to JOB and hired there “web” photographers… on that note great
    web shots

  • Tim Orden

    Great photos… btw, what’s a “Dutch” bag? I think I’ve
    heard the term, “douche bag.” Isn’t it someone who can’t
    spell?