Pipeline Risen: Ivan Florence, Nathan Florence, Eli Olson, Koa Rothman, Kiron Jabour and John John Florence. Photo: Corey Wilson
Koa Rothman prepares to get extraordinarily barreled while everyone else prepares to get mowed down by a Second Reefer. Photo: Brent Bielmann
John John Florence. Check out the full Pipeline Rising feature in our April 2014 Issue.
Growing up, while the majority of preteen boys competed on Little League fields and Pop Warner gridirons, these six surfed Pipeline. Familiar with the wave before they even reached double digits, the world’s most cutthroat lineup shaped their surfing and their friendship. They compete against each other, they support each other, and today, in their late teens and early 20s, they represent the newest crop of Pipeline standouts.