John John Florence: his mission is to win everything in 2011

John John Florence has conquered the 2011 Volcom Pipe Pro. The Hawaiian wonder boy has defeated Jamie O’Brien, Chris Ward and Aamion Goodwin in the overhead high waves of Banzai Pipeline.

Florence, who has started to surf Pipe at the age of eight, has had a tough path towards victory in his home break. In the final heat, John John embarked upon a flurry of insane tube-riding in the opening 10 minutes of the 30-minute heat, locking in back-to-back scores of 7.67, 8.43 and 9.93 to shut the door, reaching an overall score of 18.36 points.

This means that John John Florence has been awarded a wildcard to take on the world’s best in the Pipe Masters, December 8-20. Tasty victory, just three weeks after taking out the "Backdoor Shootout" event.

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Jet Skis: they save lives

Jacob Trette, the experienced surfer that almost lost his life in Mavericks, has left the Stanford Medical Center. The 30-year-old rider almost drowned after being caught by a set wave in Half Moon Bay.

"I’m feeling pretty good, I’m feeling a little bit light-headed but I feel like I’m still normal. I was pretty fatigued and had lots of headaches, but I recovered in five days. The doctors were really surprised." said Trette to The Bay Citizen.

The surfer was found face down in the water by a jet ski. He was carried to the beach where CPR was performed by emergency responders. Trette was then transported in helicopter to the hospital in critical condition.

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2011 Volcom Pipe Pro: this is Hawaii

The day of the German, the perfect 10 and the iconic Hanalei pro surfer. That's was the picture of the second round of pumping waves of the 2011 Volcom Pipe Pro, surfed in 6-8 foot Hawaiian rides.

Nic Von Rupp, Ian Walsh and Bruce Irons were the standouts of Banzai Pipeline. The half German, half Portuguese surfer goes through his heat in first place, with a good scores, beating Sion Milosky (HI), Nils Schweizer (USA) and Casey Brown (HI).

Ian Walsh was flawless. Surfing with 12 stitches in his ankle, Walsh threw a perfect 10. "I just got one big lucky pump without grabbing (rail) which kind of gave me more room to pump, and it just stayed open and I came out happy. It’s my first perfect 10 in this contest or any event in Hawaii, so I’m psyched", said Walsh.

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