Days ago in Oahu, Hawaii on the North Shore, local-Hawaiian John John Florence clenched the 2017 WSL World Title for the second year in a row, beating out title hungry Gabriel Medina and Jordy Smith. Here at the Surf Station, we love a world champion as much as the next person, especially when that champ has two first names. We proudly carry the equipment that helped get the surfing phenom to the top of the Leader Board, and share it with you, our beloved customers!
The Pyzel Radius is a refined incarnation of John John’s go-to board during his 2016 title run, the Bastard. Pyzel’s newest model and top high-performance board, the Radius was designed by Jon Pyzel and John John Florence to be ridden in excellent surf conditions. It has a medium-to-high bottom rocker, allowing for turns to be smooth and fluid, and a single concave to add lift and drive. You’ll notice a gentle hip in the outline, which keeps the Radius responsive and lively, all while adding speed and drive. The tail shape is a rounded squash, and this board performs best when ridden as a thruster. Chosen by Jordy Smith as his favorite board and the 2017 STAB IN THE DARK winner, the Pyzel Radius will elevate your surfing to World Champion performance levels!
Collaborating with the 2X World Champ, Dakine developed this traction pad specifically for John John’s dimensions and aggressive style. The 25mm vertical tail kick was sculpted and designed by the Champ himself, providing the perfect shape for his form. The pad itself is perforated, allowing for water to flow through, thereby eliminating drag, and the 5-piece design allows for greater adjustability. All of John John’s Dakine products are packaged with sustainable recycled cardboard and zero plastics. By purchasing one of these Dakine JJF products, you can help to keep the ocean we love clean and preserve its natural beauty for generations to come.
The riding style of the World Champ calls for a serious leash, and Dakine delivers with the JJF 6’ Pro Comp Leash, offering the security and peace-of-mind you need when charging double-overhead barrels! Dakine boasts that this leash is designed with the strongest and highest quality urethane Dura-Cord to keep you connected to your whip in the strongest surf, and is a continuation of Dakine’s dedication to produce quality leashes that protect both riders and their boards in all types of conditions. All of John John’s Dakine products are packaged with sustainable recycled cardboard and zero plastics. By purchasing one of these Dakine JJF products, you can help to keep the ocean we love clean and preserve its natural beauty for generations to come.
Designed by John John to be a larger version of the F4 template with more drive and additional base and rake, the Futures JJF Techflex fin is the Champ’s weapon of choice for all types of surf conditions. According to Futures, “the Techflex construction and flat foil give this fin a stable feel, making it ideal for controlling speed in more powerful waves.” With a ride number of 4.o, these fins will allow you to generate more speed and grant you greater control.
Represent and celebrate the 2X World Champ wherever you go with the signature 2X World Champ apparel released by Hurley!