John John Florence Slaying Portuguese Caves
Proving that he ain’t scared of nothin’, John John returns to one of the gnarliest waves in Portugal—the same spot that he smashed his head on the reef at last year and bled all over the place. Welcome to the Cave…
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You can always spot a Hawaiian by the way they surf in good waves. In the generation of air reverses, it has ironically become an anomaly for a kid excel in quality surf. Somehow, perfection is now considered a specialty condition. But Tanner Hendrickson is from Maui so he needn’t worry about that. He knows exactly what to do with a good wave. The summer of ’13 marked Tanner’s first meeting with the Mentawais, but you’d think they’ve known each other for years. At :46, Tanner weaves his way through a tube like Harry Houdini stunting — it’s either impressive work or a spectacular illusion. In fact, Tanner looks sharp on all the perfect waves in this edit. He’s a product of his environment after all.