Into the Surf: ‘Enjoy’
One fine day indeed.
Life ain’t nothing but a dream for John John Florence.
Enjoy is a fine example of that.
In his short film, John wakes up in Europe, learns his schedule appears to be clear, and goes about to enjoy his day. And if you didn’t know this already, for John John Florence enjoying your day means being the best surfer on earth.
One of the youngest surfers competing today, he’s also somewhat of a veteran.
John John Florence– the second John is a nickname his mom used– was born in 1992 in Hale’iwa, Hawaii. Growing up on the ocean, it’s easy to believe his first surfing experience came while standing on a board at the age of just six months. Remarkably enough, he achieved the status of pro-surfer at the ripe old age of six, sponsored by O’Neill.
John John, having already won five amateur awards, went on to become the youngest surfer ever to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at the age of 13, outscoring most other competitors 20 years his senior in 2005.
John John Florence won the Vans World Cup of Surfing in 2011– the youngest person to have won this prestigious competition. As one of the rising stars of the surfing world, Florence’s talent and potential put him in the extraordinary position of competing against some of his childhood heroes.
One of his most impressive feats went down in history last year when he flawlessly executed what is considered to be the largest aerial maneuver ever in the history of professional surfing.
We would list some highlights in the above video, but let’s be honest here—it’s all a highlight throwing down the hammers, airs, tubes, switchbacks and flip turns. We really dug the music, too. Looking into the guy, we found out he’s a fairly humble and well-liked young man on the cusp of a successful career.
There’s always the next wave of opportunity when you’re young. It’s a good day to be alive.
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