John John Florence Wins Billabong Rio Pro

posted by / Video / May 16, 2012

John John Florence

John John:

“This is the best feeling in the world. I had that bad heat at Arpoador to start and we had a couple of lay days and I had to just sit and think about it. I can’t even believe this right now. I’m in shock. I was just sticking to my game plan and not thinking about the other guys. I’m so happy right now.

This helps my confidence so much. I have a lot of confidence going into events with barreling waves like Pipe. Obviously I have a lot of confidence in barrels from my experience at Pipe, but coming here, I wasn’t expecting a big result. I was just hoping to make a few heats.”

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  • the truth

    Congrats to John John… hard work, achievement, dedication… amazing talent. Glad to see this guy get the win. More victories with guys like John John make the tour legitimate. The conditions weren’t great, but when someone that can surf progressively vs. do big floaters, reos.. all good for all…