After taking care of business on his end in small Pipe, Florence gets a repeat world title in the semifinals thanks to France’s Jeremy Flores knocking out Gabriel Medina. But he loses the Pipe Masters to Flores in the finals.
Moments after emerging, dripping, from fighting his way into second place in his Nov. 19 heat in sloppy surf, Florence takes a half hour to chat and sign autographs for the next generation of John Johns. “It’s unruly, but it’s fun,” he says to HONOLULU.
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