John John Florence // Tahiti // 5:30

posted by / Video / October 7, 2013

After releasing a jubilant short entitled Again John John Florence is back at it. This time in Tahiti, with & Again. As it opens, the protagonist shatters the still of a lagoon on his Jet Ski. We’ve not seen someone look that badass since the days of Kenny Powers. The directors (Blake Kueny and JJF himself) don’t make you sit through too long of an intro before the surfing begins. And when it does, wow. 30 seconds in, John John weaves through an impossible tube and recklessly spins himself onto dry reef — his style often gets in the way of being able to gauge exactly how hard something like that is. The clip continues with a perfect mix of airs, barrels and rail turns. Frankly, it’s some of the finest rail work we’ve ever seen out of John John. When all is said and done, you’ll feel like 5:30 was 5:30 too short and helplessly crave more. Seriously, if this level of surfing continues, we’re going to become one of those annoying toddlers who keeps on shouting again and again and again.

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  • skelly

    Can you tell me who the music is by?!

  • Ben

    song titles anyone?

  • Kevin

    What did I just see? The next level? All the best parts of Danes air game and Panchos power,… Iorns Brother’s style? I loved every second of that!

  • eastcoast

    Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 my Jeeps”

  • Mike Jones

    Both songs are Action Bronson, the first is called Strictly 4 my Jeeps

  • Nick
    Strictly 4 My Jeep by Action Bronson
    Buddy Guy by Action Bronson

  • Kaipo Gomes

    John John Kills it!!! We all know that. This proves it over and over. However………..since he is now mentioned as Top 10 surfers in the world, in talent and pay scale, he must be critiqued. Will the dead arm style go down historically as good style? I would have to say no. He kills it but the dead arm is just that. Dead. At times it looks strange. Will John figure out how to make it to a Final on the biggest stage? He has not figured that out yet but will be the #1 favorite at Pipe/Backdoor. It is much harder to win on the Elite Tour than it is getting clips for another short film. John has the talent, the money, the opportunity now he just needs the will.

  • Connor

    The artist is Action Bronson. I dont know what song but most his stuff is this awesome.

  • Ben

    My God that kid surfs SO much better than anybody else alive. His tube riding around the 3:30 segment flat out blew my mind. Something is seriously wrong with the tour when Mick is winning world titles for monotonous surfing while this kid is riding the tube and floating through the air in ways that Mick can’t even fathom.

  • clos

    “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” by Action Bronson
    “Buddy Guy” by Action Bronson

  • daniel

    song is action bronson – strictly 4 my jeeps

  • J

    Music by action bronson. Sickest in and outs ever.

  • yo

    Action Bronsons the artist.

  • michel

    music by

    “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” by Action Bronson
    “Buddy Guy” by Action Bronson

  • Tim

    JJ’s surfing is truly pure insanity, however the “thug rap” music does not fit at all.

  • John

    Most talented surfer on the planet, but he can’t win a world title until he develops an elite bottom turn to vertical top turn combination. Like it or not that’s what wins non barreling contests

  • Gary

    someone mentions mick, should keep his name out the comment booth about to be 3 time world champ

  • john daley

    hey Kaipo he won brazil last year…he has it all

  • Bianca

    Shoots he is good bra

  • joben

    and he has a hot mom!!

  • Mik

    JJ is so in tune… AI incarnate… and evolving upwards.


    Gangsta rap is so dysfunctional it’s ridiculous.

  • Kingslayer

    John John’s surfing is beyond amazing, but that was the worst fucking “music” (noise) I have ever heard. Get that shit out of here, didn’t match the footage at ALL… Why do people think ghetto wanna-be gansta rap and surfing go together?!?!

  • It’s ok

    Two things I learned from this: Jon needs to work on his tan lines and that kind of riding does compare, like the lyrics by A.Bronson, to ” tearing up vaginas…(with my dick)”

  • Caolan

    Wow….. That was just…. wow….

  • Trevor


  • Center Line

    Everybody wants to be from the ghetto, but nobody wants to live there. JJ killing it!!

  • SD Flores

    JJ, good stuff. . . 2014 will be a go for you.