Maps of Home featuring John John Florence

Ben Matson
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The summary is short and sweet.

"Maps of Home is a short film shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, between January and March 2021." 

The waves are incredible, the surfing is off the hook. 

Ain't any more justice I can do with my limited vocabulary, so crack the top off a frosty one, settle in and enjoy twenty-one minutes of the best vision you'll see this weekend.

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JackStance Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 6:28pm

that was sick

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Blowin Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 6:37pm

Holy shit.

Please Huey, if you’re listening, let Gabriel Medina watch this movie and wake up in a cold sweat determined to match John John’s rail turns.

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Island Bay Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 5:12am

You know he will. Match them, that is; not the cold sweat part.

Great video.

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lilas Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 6:48am

From what I have seen the last few years, John John's carve game is so far above everyone's. Gabe doesn't even come close imho, The only other people coming close to the speed he generates through his carves are Toledo and Ewing.
*A Reminder that surfing is subjective, and so is my opinion. :)

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Island Bay Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 8:26am

Fully agree on the subjective part.

I do think that JJF and Medina are way above all the others. JJF probably better in big waves, and Medina probably better in junky stuff and hollow lefts. Probably.

And my comment was mostly about how relaxed and unfazed Medina is this year, hence not fretting.

Really hope we get to see some fireworks.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 8:51am

It would be good to see those two finally having a proper go head to head against each other. Like an Andy & Slater rivalry.

Oh and btw, that first section in JJF new clip, I’d call that a hollow left yeah? ;-0 haha

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Island Bay Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 9:11am

Needless to say, JJF is no slouch at Pipe :-)

Still stand by my 'probable' statement above. And it was aimed at comp performance.

They are so so good, both of them, so was trying to separate them.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 9:17am

Just taking the piss IB, I get what you’re saying. Looking forward to watching both of them this comp

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Island Bay Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 9:18am

I know, and it's all good. Hence the smiley.

This should be, hopefully will be, epic.

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Jono Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 7:14pm

Would be good if they had a rivalry, but I don't reckon they are that evenly matched. I personally feel JJF is the better surfer, but Medina is a competitive machine on another level, in good waves and bad. With Slater and Andy we had 2 surfers who were both equally competitive and hungry to win.

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zenagain Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 6:48pm

Filmed over a typical Oahu weekend.

Nice work if you can get it.

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anthony.olsen Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 6:55pm

Love the anticipation of the guy in the front row at 2:00

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calk Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 9:31pm

Does anyone else think that might be Kelly?

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udo Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:13pm

Wild vid ..watched a dozen times already !! Just cant get enough ..

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gsco Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:21pm

yep

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manic- mat -rider Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:29pm

How many others from the top 32 actively chase huge waves when they are not competing ?Only a couple I reckon. Does anyone read the wave and look as relaxed in big waves as he does?

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tiger Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:36pm

Kinda explains his disinterest in sub-mental waves, when that's what you're used to as the norm. Compare that with the average muck the likes of Italo and Gabby have as their daily fair, the reason they are such competitive froth monsters.

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Remigogo Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:45pm

Well that explains pretty bloody well how Margies is just another day out for young John John Florence...

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goofyfoot Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:52pm

This deserves to be watched on as big a screen as you can find.
That is mind-blowing surfing.
Imagine anyone on here just got ONE of those Pipe waves. Wave of a lifetime and he's just got 50+. Fuck me
And the intro section on that huge outer reef left is so nuts i cant even half begin to imagine what one of those waves would feel like.
He is the best, no one comes close

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oxrox Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 7:56pm

Cant wait to watch JJF and Robbo at hopefully big clean margs tomorrow

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freeride76 Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:13pm

he's taken it to a whole new level.

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Solitude Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:52pm

The guy really doesn’t need the tour.

Stay at home for 5-6 months and dominate some of the best and most challenging waves on the planet. Go sailing and surf South Pac through his summer.

Good bloke to boot.

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lucky-al Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 8:56pm

Heavy shredding! Hope his knee holds up.

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icandig Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 9:11pm

The Beefs. Red Bellied black snake.


https://www.facebook.com/wearethebeefs/?ref=page_internal
JJF is the best. No one close.

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oxrox Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 9:30pm

just went on my playlist

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icandig Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 9:31pm

https://www.instagram.com/the.beefs/
Not even sure who these guys are, but I like the vibe.

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donweather Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 8:00am

JJF is just a humble young man and a pleasure to watch surfing.

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rooftop Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 10:57am

Not to take anything away from the mind-blowing surfing but that was some mighty fine blues fiddle too.

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PCS PeterPan Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 4:09pm

After Margret River , there is only Chopes this year for JJF to show his ability . I'd predict a Brazilian world champ this year . So freakin ho-hum .
IMO , JJF is way ahead on overall style and surfing ability . Not to mention he appears to be a good fella .
Thanks Swellnet , Those bombs in the opening few minutes at Phantoms are etched in my mind.

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lostdoggy Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 4:42pm

He'll be in the top 5 which is all you need, but unfortunately the decider is at trestles.

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Bungan33 Monday, 3 May 2021 at 8:47am

Aaahhhh....at 5:28 this reflex unstoppable groan of awe and appreciation escape me.....that is just art....

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dangerouskook2000 Monday, 3 May 2021 at 9:06pm

Bloody Brilliant

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t-diddy Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 1:26am

blocked off SAT to watch this on repeat for at least 10 hours

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t-diddy Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 1:29am

also calling best day at Himalayas ever

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NDC Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 5:11pm

How’s the footage of him at the outer reef as the fins lose their bite and the board starts to drift- even though this eventually undoes him on one wave I think he rides away from another - the composure in that situation is intense...

And was the bouy reading ‘22 at 17’. I guess that’s 22 feet - so a 7 metre swell at 17 seconds ...

I paddled it at 3.4 at 16 recently and got sent packing with a busted board, nit a wave ridden and what I would call a 10-15 monster catch me inside and break on my head ... I just cannot imagine putting myself anywhere near that wave in the opening section - AWESOME

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 7:33pm

It’s seriously as good as it gets isn’t it. Unbelievable.

What board were you on out there NDC? Do you paddle out off the beach at Sunset?

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NDC Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 8:14pm

Nooo... that was South Coast of NSW and I was heftily undergunned on a 6'0 as I was holidaying with my wife and kids. At the (beyond the?) extremes of my abilities and not a patch on that kind of hawaiin juice

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 9:03pm

Gotcha

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tango Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 11:47pm

Fuck a duck, that's got to be the new benchmark. Superb.

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Ronson Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 10:58am

Yep. Might just be the best surfing I've ever seen.

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bluediamond Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 11:49pm

Just beautiful.
I have to wonder, after watching that pigdog into the unmakeable pit at that bluebird Hawaiian outer reef day, has anyone else on the planet actually experienced what this fella has? To that critical degree with that level of calm. Unreal.
Would have been so sick if they had HD footage from the channel of that day at Cloudbreak back when they called the comp off. JJF makes the world tour look irrelevant.

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sean killen Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 10:16am

How I mentally surf the wave( dreaming) .. jjf actually surfs it the kid is freak 1ft -30ft his turns are mind blowing.. seems like a top bloke too .. not a flog

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wetgecko Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 8:41pm

That spit through his arms at the end !!

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stunet Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 8:50pm

We're being spoilt on the reels today. First Lost Track Ep 2, now an extended cut of JJF's Maps of Home, including many unssen waves from that big session.

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manic- mat -rider Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021 at 12:58am

Even better this time.