Watch: John John Florence // Done

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

He's still out injured, so John John countinues to curate his back catalogue. This time 'round it's his first biopic, Done, which was filmed in 2013.

What's changed? What hasn't?

He's still riding Pyzels, and he probably always will, but the other sponsors have changed - wonder if his new sponsor cares that this vid is getting an airing?

He was 20-years old when this was shot, so he'd grown tall, yet was still to fill out across the shoulders, and it shows in his surfing. The airs are there, and really, they're not far off what he does now. If he's not punting as high and tweaking as far then it's only a matter of degree.

On rail is where the difference lies. Turns are cut short and don't pack the committment of what we've since seen - think his Sunset turns in 'View From A Blue Moon' or Margs 2017. Watershed performances in power surfing. All that is still to come.

Still makes for great viewing.

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dawnperiscope commented Friday, 27 Sep 2019 at 3:42pm

do
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perhaps a premonition!

Ride on

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Bnkref commented Friday, 27 Sep 2019 at 6:20pm

God he's good. Killer soundtrack, too.

There were a few punters questioning his form post-injury earlier this year when he released his first clip. I saw enough in that to know he was back.

Tarnished title this year for whoever wins it (i.e. Gabs).

Hopefully next year we can see JJF and Gabs go at it hammer and tongs.

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 27 Sep 2019 at 6:51pm

i'm a massive jjf fan and would watch him 100 times rather than watch medina once, but "tarnished title" for medina (or whoever, but hard to see anyone else winning) this year is wide of the mark i reckon. medina is streets ahead this year and it's conceivable he would've even chased jjf down if he didn't get injured. but yeah - a year where they're both fit and firing will be something to watch - hopefully 2020

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Solitude commented Friday, 27 Sep 2019 at 8:55pm

Next season of any sport following an ACL reconstruction is tough. Not many come back their best. It takes time.
Here’s hoping John John does.

As for Gabriel, he can still only beat who’s there. He’s doing more than just beating them, feels like daylight will finish second .

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memlasurf commented Saturday, 28 Sep 2019 at 9:59am

Stu, you forgot the biggest change, the scungy wisps of hair on his face!

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 28 Sep 2019 at 10:19am

That drop at 8:03 is bonkers

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regydogy commented Sunday, 29 Sep 2019 at 9:20am

awsome stuff , jjf is the new king . but that music is shit . wtf