Watch: Teenage John John at Chopes narrated by Albee Layer

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

In 2011, John John followed a swell to Teahupoo with his brothers and some friends from Hawaii. John was 18 at the time, filming for a new project that would eventually become the film 'Done'. Albee Layer was one of the friends who flew down with him, and he also got one of the best waves of the trip.

Listen as Albee recounts that trip to Tahiti.

Featuring John John Florence, Nathan Florence, Albee Layer, and Raimana Van Bastolaer

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manic- mat -rider commented Monday, 2 Sep 2019 at 9:15pm

Incredible to think he was only 18 at the time. He just looks so relaxed in the sketchiest situations.Never get tired of watching a JJF clip.

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bipola commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 1:31pm

he has so much confidence

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Simon Ozzie commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 9:24pm

World champ style / prodigy

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Remigogo commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 8:22am

I wanted some vision underwater of some big wave stuff.

I found real wow factor at around 1,40 mark. Looks so shallow in front then behind from underneath so much ocean behind it. Wow.

CT surfers that hadn't been there when it was big before would have ruined there wetties for sure.

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Kham commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 10:28am

Amazing stuff, so casual in the eye of the storm. I don’t understand why there is never any drone footage showing the whole ride with the exit to kick out shown, does anyone have a link to any?

Kham

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manic- mat -rider commented Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 at 12:27pm

Here you go Kham, don't think there is any of JJf but this is a great clip.
https://youtu.be/aK_sVJIiq7A

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hillsintas commented Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 at 8:01am

Thanks for the drone footage. Awesome views. Gladiator style music.