Watch: John John skips Pipe for Snapper

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Sessions

The last two days at Pipeline have been pegged as some of the most exciting in pro surf history. But where was John John during all the commotion? Of course he pulled out due to injury - "I don't have full trust in my movements." - yet he gave no special guest commentary nor was he spied beachside incognito. John John, as it happened, was in Australia warming up and testing boards with Pyzel Oz licensee Matt Aldridge.

There's been the occasional rumour that JJF is jack of the tour, that he's moving on, but this footage, shot two days ago, puts a muzzle on that story.

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lost commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 9:23am

Do you know what really sucks about this clip ? The fact that JJ can make such shit conditions and waves look fun. I'd get excited paddle and manage absolutely zip in those waves. Bastard is beyond good - he's good good for sure.

knB

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 9:33am

After his stumble on the rocks earnt him kook of the day earlier this year, he's making sure he knows the lineup back to front.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 10:46am

[Breaking News] Snapper tragedy today involving well known pioneering surfer.
70 year old Paddleboarder suffers heart attack.
Wipes-out head first onto Snapper Rock/s
He couldn't be revived.

Fellow surfers gathered a rousing send off for fallen pioneer. {R.I.P}

Check back with Swellnet for updates & further info.

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lukemandrakas commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 12:41pm

He looks slow

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JosephStalin commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 4:02pm

Mentally?

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savanova commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 6:16pm

Whats wrong with a summer holiday on the goldy?

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evosurfer commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 9:44pm

John John lets his surfing do his talking which is a blessing in disguise because
he cant talk and doing guest commentary would of been simply embarrassing .

IF im not surfing im racing

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ojackojacko commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 11:23pm

was the goofy jjf riding switch?

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Lanky Dean commented Friday, 21 Dec 2018 at 10:09am

Sydney to Hobart........
I hope you have read The proving ground John.
Best of luck to him!