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John John Florence is the World Champ And we’re backing that big time

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While we were sleeping, John John Florence became the World Champ. He sliced and diced his way through Portugal, and in making the final, and with Jordy’s semifinal loss, we got us a John John crown. And this is nice news to wake up to. Because John John deserves this. We all deserve this. It’s been a while since someone who’s so relevant, so well-rounded, so fearless, so nice, so fun, so sick, and so radical has won a world title. Proving that sometimes, in this bizarre, surreal, absurd little world, stuff just makes sense. And this is that.

John John has traversed lots of ground in his career, going from a grom on a Dear Suburbia trip (below) to ruling the world, in all conditions. And we just realized it might be time to book some tickets to the North Shore, because we’re anticipating a serious good time in the islands this winter. Congrats John John, we fucking love ya dude.

Watch Episode 4 of John’s new vid series: “Twelve”:

Watch John John as a grom in Barbados filming for Dear Suburbia: 

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“Never trust a thought that didn’t come from walking.” That’s a quote by an old madman by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. He’s an existential pioneer and had one hell of a dark passenger throughout his life. But the man sure did drop some wisdom while he was here. I bring this up as a bit…

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Coffee is a drug. That’s masked by ubiquity and social acceptance but it’s just hot speed. Black hot wonderful speed. That thought lingered last Saturday morning as a nice young man in a waxed-cotton apron and mustache — and not a November mustache, but a real annual subscription to the thing — fixed my Guatemalan…

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