John John Wins World Title

Hawaiian slams the door on his first world title.

John John Florence celebrates his first world title on the shoulder of shaper John Pyzel with Pat O'Connell.
John John Florence celebrates his first world title on the shoulder of shaper John Pyzel with Pat O’Connell.

Peneiche, Portugal; John John Florence has officially clinched his first career world title with a semifinal victory at the Meo Rip Curl Pro combined with a Jordy Smith loss in the following semifinal. This is Florence’s first career world title and he becomes the 4th Hawaiian male to win the title following Derek Ho, Sunny Garcia, and the legendary Andy Irons.

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