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John John's work with shaper Pyzel nets victory board

John John Florence © ASP 


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John John and Jon Pyzel have been fine-tuning latest batch of boards

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 May, 2012 : - - John John Florence (HAW), 19, has won his maiden ASP ASP World Championship Tour event, taking out the Billabong Rio Pro over Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, in barreling three-to-four foot waves at Barra da Tijuca. John John, currently in his rookie year on the ASP WCT, proved unstoppable on the final day of Billabong Rio Pro competition, topping prodigious Australian Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, and Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, on his way to triumph over Parkinson.

John John was riding a new model board made by his longtime shaper and family friend Jon Pyzel. "Congrats to John John on his victory. It highlights the importance of having the right equipment under your feet. We have been working together on this new design together and are both really stoked on the result," said shaper Jon Pyzel.

“This is the best feeling in the world,” Florence said. “I had that bad heat at Arpoador to start and we had a couple of lay days and I had to just sit and think about it. I can’t even believe this right now. I’m in shock. I was just sticking to my game plan and not thinking about the other guys. I’m so happy right now.”

“This helps my confidence so much,” Florence said. “I have a lot of confidence going into events with barreling waves like Pipe. Obviously I have a lot of confidence in barrels from my experience at Pipe, but coming here, I wasn’t expecting a big result. I was just hoping to make a few heats.”

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Source: Pyzel Surfboards

Author: Tim Milliken

Tags: John John Florence, Pyzel Surfboards

Team: Surfersvillage



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