John john Florence


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Hawaii had an epic 2017. Thank you for all the support, we all feel very fortunate to call these islands Home.
Women’s big wave champ
Men’s big wave champ
Women’s longboard champ
Men’s World junior champ
Men’s World Champ
@paigealms @honoluablomfield @billykemper @finn_mcgill


We have had incredible opportunities to explore new parts of the ocean this year. Beautiful places that are completely remote. The more we sail and explore, the more we realize how much plastic is out there. It's not going away on its own, I guess that's the bad news. But the good news is that every one of us has the chance to do something about it. Simple things like carrying a reusable water bottle, and avoiding single use plastics (we saw a ton of straws in this cave), and then just taking some time to clean up the places we enjoy. We were inspired on this trip by all the groups who are finding ways to be part of the solution. 🌎💡. 🎥 @parallelsea -
@theoceancleanup @2minutebeachclean @take3forthesea @surfrider @5gyres @sustainablecoastlineshawaii @kokuahawaiifoundation #getoutthereandlearn


The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent. -Sun Tzu, The Art of War
📹 @parallelsea



Happy birthday mom!! Thank you for being the most inspiring person in my life! Watching you paddle out at big pipe on your longboard when I was young to today where your charging down mountains doing airs snowboarding and skating bowls. I can thank you enough for everything you have done for me and my brothers. I love you! @alexandra_florence


Thinking about you @dusty_payne were all looking forward to a speedy recovery and seeing you back in the water soon!!!


That was an epic trip! Best group of people and the most incredible snow. Thanks @baldfacelodge one of the best places I have ever been!!!



Enjoying the ❄️ and tryin to get flippy


A couple degrees north and few degrees colder.



Merry Christmas every one! This year has been one of the best years of my life, it seems like every year gets better than the last. Each year I get to learn new things meet new people and enjoy the relationships I have. Im thankful for all the support I have here at home and around the world thank you for all the motivation these past few months! I’m thankful for my friends who push me every single day in what every we are doing wether its big waves, small waves or just being a better person. Thank you to my girlfriend Lauryn for being loving, patient and positive no matter what’s happens. Thank you to my family, you guys have always been there through everything and have really helped me to move along this path in life to be where I am today. Thank you mom for being so caring taking us all over the world adventuring, Also surfing 10ft pipe on your longboard so I would have to go out! Nathan and ivan you guys are my best friends and I look up to you every day in the water and out, I cant wait to see what the future brings it will be fun no matter what.
I hope every one has a safe Christmas and New Years.


“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