John john Florence


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“When the waves breaks here, don’t be there or your going to get drilled” ...... This is @travisrice and I on the black/red Hobie 16, and @whoisjob and @thesailorslife on the grey/white boat. Surfing waves on the Hobie cat is always fun but sometimes you take a bad line and things get interesting. @parallelsea has the behind the scenes. @hobiecatcompany we might need a new boat. 😜


Super stoked on the new clip from one of my best friends @eli_olson We’ve surfed together since we were little kids, and still surf together almost everyday when we’re home. It’s awesome to see the different things we all learn along the way. 📽️ @etienneaurelius


A day on Mars



@hokuleawwv leaving Haleiwa on their way to Kauai. They just recently finished a voyage around the world, inspiring a lot of people including me along the way.


It's crazy when Mother Nature gives us a reminder about just how unpredictable these storms can be. I know things are rough down in the Caribbean right now and I hope the people are doing okay. I'm really stoked on the things that @wavesforwater is doing to help out. Every little bit of help counts.


Thanks to everyone who posted about ocean health this week!! The posts have been super inspiring. This is one of my favorites so far, two sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen who founded @byebyeplasticbags in Bali. It is cool to see the youth making a difference! 🙌 #getoutthereandlearn



I want to learn more about the people making an impact on ocean health. If you know of a friend, person, or group that you think should be recognized, post a photo or video, with a little story about what they are doing, and tag #getoutthereandlearn They can be focused on marine debris clean up, making art from recycled plastics, or even just picking up trash on the beach. Excited to see what you guys come up with!! I will choose my favorites and send a gift pack (@hurley @stancesocks @nixon_now @dakine @vertra @yeti @pyzelsurfboards @futuresfins ) to both the person that posted, and the person or group that is recognized.


This is why I love the ocean, there is no limit to how you can ride waves and connect the elements around you. Always something new to learn! #getoutthereandlearn @koasmith @parallelsea


The process of learning is the fun part. So get out there and learn something new! #getoutthereandlearn



Welcome home Hokule'a! After three years and 44,000 miles, with only the wind, sun, and stars, you have truly inspired me and so many others to explore and preserve our oceans! #MalamaHonua 🙌🌎 @parallelsea / @erik_knutson_



Part of an inspiring conservation effort today with local fisheries and @tavaruaislandresort. @kellyslater And I helped transport and reintroduce a Giant Clam to a reef we all surf over here in Fiji. Giant means over 500lbs, and shells that grow to 6 feet! But they have become a threatened species due to overfishing and changes to the coral reef. Wanted to say Thanks to the locals who showed us the program. I left feeling pretty inspired to see how I can do more to support our own marine ecology back in Hawaii. Check out @wsl and @parallelsea for more videos. #worldoceanday


So excited the Americas cup is finally underway!! Thanks again @oracleteamusa for inviting us to sail with you guys last year. We're rooting for you to keep the cup in the usa! 🏆⛵️⛵️⛵️


I had such a great time in The West this year, so happy to score fun waves and have such an amazing event! Thank you for all of the support. WA is a very special place full of great people, I look forward to going back soon!
Also a big thanks to @brandonwasserman @rosswilliamshawaii @erik_knutson_



1-6ft today.
Clip on @parallelsea


So stoked for one of my best friends @koarothman to win Wave of the Winter ! 🎥 @alexkilauano





Sitting on the job


If you can't beat em join em. @filipetoledo @parallelsea



Some fun waves this afternoon! @parallelsea


I could not be more grateful for all of the talented people who helped me with this series, and especially my @hurley family. They have supported me through so many of my dreams and goals, from the World Title, to filmmaking, to being able to live exactly how I want. It goes without saying, but I am looking forward to the future! The final episode of Twelve is now live on


We are the aliens and we are here for the honey @nathan_florence @konaj_


What a great day today was getting to win an event at a wave where I competed for the first time in my life, with all my family and friends there with me. I couldnt be happier and I couldn't have done it without all of the support from everyone here. Thank you @alexandra_florence @nathan_florence @i_van_florence_ @kiron_jabour @brandonwasserman @eli_olson @koarothman @koatree @kidpeligro @konaj_ @erik_knutson_ @peteyjohnson_ @pyzelsurfboards @lauryncribb @spencerklein_83 @whoisjob this is a lot of tags but honestly not nearly all of them. 📸 @badboyryry_ Thank you again everyone


Another one my highlights this year getting to go sailing with @oracleteamusa and being able to drive for a few laps was crazy! I really admire the work and training these guys put into what they do, I can't wait to watch them win the Americas cup. Thanks for showing us great time down in Bermuda 📸 @_samgreenfield_


Coming home to surprise of all of my family and friends blocking Kam highway was one of the best moments of my life. Winning the world title was my goal but this is what really made it feel real more than anything else. Thank you everyone who has been a part of this year and for all of the support!