John John Florence: the Pipeline wonder boy

John John Florence has conquered the 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, held in Hawaii. The Pipeline surfer boy took the finest 12-20 foot barrels and secured a $40,000 prize money.

The outstanding surf conditions were suitable for the quality of the competitors. Florence was clearly better than Kalani Chapman and the remaining and Pipeline pros such as Makua Rothman, Mark Healey and Fred Pattachia.

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Apocalypse Now: surfing between napalm

"Apocalypse Now", one of the most famous war movies ever, hides several surfing secrets, memories and talks. The epic film was released in 1979 and showed a few surfing scenes in the middle of napalm, gun shots and explosions.

Ten years ago, "Apocalypse Now Redux" unveiled even more surfing. One of the stars of the waves is "Lance" B. Johnson, a famous blond and tanned Southern California surfer champion.

"It's unbelievable, it's just tube city", says Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall). Later, as choppers are menaced by Vietcong's rockets and gunfire, surfboards are loaded on the side of the command helicopter.

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Nat Young: his name's a surf brand

The best world junior surfers are getting ready for the ASP World Junior Championships, set to Sydney’s North Narrabeen. The event’s waiting period begins on the 8th January 2011 and marks the final stop of the inaugural ASP World Junior Tour, right after the Bali stage.

The US surfer Nat Young, 19, is looking forward to fight for the victory. "Winning this event would be the biggest accomplishment of my life," Young said. "It’s all the best juniors in the world, so to win and be the World Junior Champ would be a dream come true".

Young will be facing the Australian challenge the way he sees ASP Prime competitions. "This event is definitely on the same scale as a Prime," Young said. "Every heat from the start could pretty much be a final and a lot of the top juniors in this event came close to qualifying for the World Tour".

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