Just when you thought you’ve seen everything John John Florence can pull off, he hits the Gold Coast of Australia. It’s no mystery why they call him the “North Shore wonder child,” and at just 20 years old he received an official Eddie Aikau invite. Florence is constantly pushing the limits of the sport, morphing skate finesse into his powerful maneuvers in the water.
The young Hurley team rider is currently on the road to recovery after a brutal ankle injury in Australia, but will be hitting the water in no time, hopefully ready for the Billabong Rio Pro. In the meantime, enjoy some of these incredible slow motion shots of Florence flying high while on the Gold Coast for the first leg of the ASP World Championship Tour season.