Sunday, October 18, 2009

John John Florence from Sunset Beach

John John was at the Menehune to cheer the competitors on.
He competed here when he was a little kid.

We had a long conversation and he explained the journey a surfer takes to become a professional and earn big prize money. He's been competing around the world at WQS (World Qualifying Series) events. Just this year he has traveled to South Africa, the Maldives, Japan, Scotland, and South Africa. He's hoping to earn enough points so he can surf with the world's top 16 riders and compete in the World Championship Tour (WCT) contests and make a living as a "Surfing Professional".

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