2012 Look out for Jon Jon Florence
For those of you who have missed the last week of surfing headlines, you will soon see that 19 year old Hawaiian surfer Jon Jon Florence has beaten Jamie O’Brien (JOB) in the final of the Volcom Pipeline Pro.
The final saw an exiting heat in which a very disappointed O’Brien, who was beaten in the last 10 seconds of the 35 minute heat. Florence who scored a 9.93 on the buzzer to add to his perfect 10 score earlier in the heat; giving him a combined total on 19.93 out of 20.
Jon Jon can add this title to his earlier victory in the prestigious Vans Triple Crown, a three stage tournament held from November to December 2011 in three of Hawaii’s many world class breaks, Haleiwa, Sunset and Pipeline. Despite losing to Kelly Slater in another Pipeline final, had scored enough points overall to take the tournament.
Here are the highlights of the epic final, Volcom Pro 2012 where, Jon Jon defeats JOB. For other heat highlights, and some ridiculous barrels visit the Volcom Pro site.