John John! John John! John John!! The young girls and boys of Sunset Elementary harmoniously chanted as if they’d rehearsed it one thousand times before. And they might as well had, because today, on the North Shore of Oahu, the people of Hawaii welcomed their first world champion since the late Andy Irons in 2004. In true island style, John John Florence soaked in the love from the back of a pickup truck as it cruised down Kam Highway – a perfectly humble throne for the bashful king.
Watch it all unfold in the raw video that was broadcast on our Facebook page earlier today.