Monday Photos: Pipeline Rising

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / February 17, 2014

Pipeline Risen: Ivan Florence, Nathan Florence, Eli Olson, Koa Rothman, Kiron Jabour and John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Pipeline Risen: Ivan Florence, Nathan Florence, Eli Olson, Koa Rothman, Kiron Jabour and John John Florence. Photo: Corey Wilson

John John Florence, a taker. Photo: Hank Foto

John John Florence, a taker. Photo: Hank Foto

No rail grab, no cry. Koa Rothman with dry eyes at Backdoor. Photo: Corey Wilson

No rail grab, no cry. Koa Rothman with dry eyes at Backdoor. Photo: Corey Wilson

Don't worry, he's used to it. All eyes on JJF. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Don't worry, he's used to it. All eyes on JJF. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence, out of the blue and into the black. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence, out of the blue and into the black. Photo: Brent Bielmann

John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

The sky may be falling, but Eli Olson doesn't seem to mind. Photo: Brent Bielmann

The sky may be falling, but Eli Olson doesn't seem to mind. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman prepares to get extraordinarily barreled while everyone else prepares to get mowed down by a Second Reefer. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman prepares to get extraordinarily barreled while everyone else prepares to get mowed down by a Second Reefer. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Ivan Florences chases his reflection. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Ivan Florences chases his reflection. Photo: Brent Bielmann

John John Florence

John John, an Indian and his… what's up with those tits on his shirt? Photo: Corey Wilson

Kiron Jabour goes Backdoor while John John kindheartedly cheers him on. Photo: Hank Foto

Kiron Jabour goes Backdoor while John John kindheartedly cheers him on. Photo: Hank Foto

Koa Rothman. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Brothers know how to share. John and Nathan, case in point at Backdoor. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Brothers know how to share. John and Nathan, case in point at Backdoor. Photo: Brent Bielmann

And John vanishes. Photo: Brent Bielmann

And John vanishes. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Now they are Eskimo brothers. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Now they are Eskimo brothers. Photo: Brent Bielmann

John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence, the Backdoor badit. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence, the Backdoor badit. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour and a wave wider than the mighty Mississippi. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour and a wave wider than the mighty Mississippi. Photo: Brent Bielmann

It is alleged that a pesky bear with a heart of gold stole their picnic basket. Photo: Brent Bielmann

It is alleged that a pesky bear with a heart of gold stole their picnic basket. Photo: Corey Wilson

John John Florence. Check out the full Pipeline Rising feature in our April 2014 Issue.

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.

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