Spy's John John Florence and Alana Blanchard multiple winners at Surfer Poll
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 December, 2013 - Spy announces that John John Florence has been named Performer of the Year in the 2013 Surfer Magazine Surfer Poll awards, while teammate Alana Blanchard took first place in the Women’s poll. John John’s performance during the year earned him four awards during the night.
“John John has been with us for over ten years, and we are happy to have such an amazing surfer and person as part of our SPY family,” says Chris Abad, SPY surf marketing manager.
“John’s the most exciting surfer in the world to watch, and we happily support him as he continues to raise the bar.”
A follow up to his AI Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award in 2011, the effortlessly stylish prodigy will add his newest achievements to a long list of others—including a Vans Triple Crown title, an ASP World Tour win and the 2012 ASP Rookie of the Year Title.
“I’m super stoked to get these awards,” says John John about his Performer of the Year, Best Short, Movie of the Year and No. 2 Men’s poll wins. “I’m so thankful for the support I’ve had from my mom, friends and sponsors this year, and to everyone else who helped me make this movie.”
One of the most recognized surfers on the planet, Alana Blanchard is no stranger to first place, earning wins at the Women’s Pipeline Championships, Roxy Pro Trials, Rip Curl Girl’s Fest and now landing in first in the Women’s category of Surfer Poll. In addition to gracing the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, Alana will continue to be a part of the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour.
“It’s really incredible to be among all of these amazing women,” says Alana Blanchard, No. 1 athlete in the Women’s Surfer Poll. “Thank you to my family for all of the support, Surfer Magazine for this great event and to all of my sponsors.”