John John Florence: fired up at Lowers | Photo: ASP/Rowland

The quarterfinalists of the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014 have been decided. John John Florence delivered a fantastic spectacle of contemporary surfing.

The Hawaiian, 21, pocketed a near-perfect two wave total of 19.73 in the Round 4 heat against Adriano de Souza and Kelly Slater, with a set of 180-degree carves, and flawless aerials.

"I'm really grateful for the chance to skip a round because it's hard work out there. The waves are solid here this year, and it's exhausting. I was pretty focused in that heat. I was fortunate enough to be on some really well-shaped waves that allowed me to open up and perform," expressed John John Florence.


Surfers Healing: Israel Paskowitz gets a grom onboard | Photo:

Surfers Healing is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Thousands of children with autism have benefited from the magical powers of waves and salted water.

Surfing is a therapy for the mind. Lives have been changed because of the waves. When Israel and Danielle Paskowitz founded Surfers Healing, they discovered that they were actually causing a very positive impact on children living with autism.

At the age of three, Isaiah was diagnosed with autism, but his parents decided they wanted to improve his quality of life. And when Israel got his son on the waves, everything changed.


Surfy: inspired by California Games

Do you remember "California Games"? Inspired by the 1987 video game, "Surfy" brings the excitement and flow of surfing into your iPhone screen.

The developers behind "Surfy" say the mobile surfing games combines the simple game controls and mechanic of the 1980s classics with modern features, like powerups, gravity-defying stunts, and head-to-head challenges.

Surfing games have always been a problem for game designers. Water and waves are not easy to emulate in a video game console. Fortunately, "Surfy" doesn't try to look real. On the contrary, it was made to be arcade-like.