John John Florence: for many, he is the best surfer in the world right now | Photo: Cestari

For millions, John John Florence is the best surfer in the world right now. But when it comes to winning world titles, the Hawaiian is still warming up.

Will it be this year? Can Florence turn magic into glory? Will his fans celebrate in 2016? The last Hawaiian to win the world surfing title was the late Andy Irons in 2004, so the excitement is building.

"Twelve," a new series featuring the talented surf wizard from Honolulu, guides us through Florence's quest for a maiden World Surf League title. It reveals the ups and downs of his journey in pro surfing.

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Swimming pools: learn how to become a better surfer in chlorinated waters | Photo: Shutterstock

Going on vacation with your family is a great opportunity to compensate your loved ones for the 52 weekends when the search for waves is, for us surfers, the top priority, and nearly an obsession.

For most of us, summer holidays may mean a week or two away from the ocean or, in other words, the tragic absence of surf and perfect swell lines.

On top of that, there is a way of making it all harder: ten days stuck in a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, with clear blue water, in a random 5-star hotel located 300 miles away from the sea.

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Gabriel Medina: his airs are paying off | Photo: Cestari/WSL

The J-Bay Open 2016 reached the semifinals, at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

Kelly Slater continues to showcase his experience in waves of consequence. He beat Michel Bourez and Alejo Muniz in Round 4, and advanced through directly to the quarterfinals. Slater is a serious contender to win here for the fifth time.

"I feel comfortable out there. I made a couple of little mistakes in the first heat, like just not being in the right spot. That one I was really about paying attention to where you needed to be. I'm actually riding an evolved version of the board I started riding at Trestles last year. I'm just trying to make Kelly great again," said Slater.

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