John John Florence (HAW) claimed the Quiksilver Pro France, navigating the shifting 8-10 ft barrels at the primary site of Le Gardian in front of a massive crowd on the beach.
Florence proved the event’s form surfer from the outset, consistently notching up the highest scores of each round and surfing with unparalleled comfort and confidence in the ever-changing conditions. His win over Jadson Andre (BRA) was secured with committed barrel rides as well as power surfing and marks the second WCT victory of his career (the first being in Brazil in 2012).
Watch Florence’s perfect 10-point ride in Round 5 Heat 1 that helped him eliminate reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS):
Footage provided by ASP