JOHN JOHN FLORENCE Takes Home Top Honors at the 2014 Surfer Poll Awards

John John Florence crowned the new King of Surfing.


Hale'iwa, HI -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/09/2014 -- Last night at the Turtle Bay Resort, a new king was crowned in the world of surfing as superstar surfer John John Florence was voted by the public as the most popular surfer on Earth.

Kelly Slater took home 2nd place and is quoted as saying that he has never been happier for a second place finish, in a nod to the apparent heir of his surfing throne.

About John John Florence
Professional surfer John John Florence was born on the farthest land mass from anywhere else, O'ahu, Hawai'i on October 18, 1992. He won his first title at the age of 12. Eventually there was a bidding war to sponsor him and Hurley won. Other sponsors now include Pyzel surfboards, Monster energy drinks, and Futures Fins. He was the first to own the shark repellent swimwear trademarked by world's most televised lifestyle surfer Surf Lady Veronica Grey, who often refers to him as the Surf Lord.

He is also an adept filmmaker and his short films attest to his inimitable talents. A skateboarder, snowboarder, and actor - the question about John Florence is: what can't he do?

He is committed to the environment by lending support to such projects as "Worst Shark Attack Ever" an eco conscious documentary anyone can watch online free which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, The Cure, and MGMT.

We spotted an obviously devoted female fan hugging John John before he entered the hotel. When she wished him, "Good luck," he most graciously responded with a toss of his lush mane of golden hair and his trademark alluring grin saying, "Thank you - hope to see you inside."

No wonder a writer for XS Noize hails John John Florence as the Sexiest Surfer Alive.

Contact: Alexandra Altman
Santa Monica, CA