*Written by: João Pereira
Quickly emerging as one of the best surfers in the world, John John Florence has released the trailer for View From A Blue Moon in conjunction with Blake Vincent Kuney and Brain Farm studios. The film – which sojourns through high-profile spots in Florence’s native North Shore to remote places in Africa and the South Pacific – carries the distinction of being the world’s first surf film shot entirely in 4K, offering ultra-realistic accounts of his time in the water.
View from a Blue Moon will be released in full on December 1, 2015. A global premiere will take place in Florence’s hometown off the North Shore of Oahu on November 11.
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John John Florence profile:
Florence became well known in the winter of late 2005 and early 2006 when he became the youngest surfer ever to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. He had previously won five amateur awards, the 2003 1st NSSA Nationals Open Mini Grom, the 2005 1st NSSA Nationals Open Boy’s, the 2005 NSSA Open Boys and the Explorer Menehune Champion. He did not pass the first round, but he did score higher than Shane Dorian, a professional surfer twenty years Florence’s senior. Afterwards, Florence said he was “pretty scared” but that he was “happy with how he did”.
Surfer Kelly Slater has said of Florence “John John’s going to know the waves on North Shore like no one we’ve ever seen before.” Singer Jack Johnson, who grew up in the same town as Florence, said he is “a little unprecedented”.
Florence’s signature move is getting deeply barreled at Pipeline, and his worst injury was a broken back. He also enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding and drawing.
According to surfer Mitch Crews, who witnessed Florence’s performance at the 2014 Billabong Pro Teahupoo, “He makes it look stupidly easily no matter how big or small the wave is. He is the man out there, rules the line up and makes everyone look silly. He is the man, and most of us are not.”
Florence won the Vans World Cup of Surfing in 2011 and 2013. He is the youngest contestant to have won this prestigious honor. Most recently, Florence changed sponsors, joining Hurley International, after surfing for O’Neill since he was six years old.
In October 2014, Florence won the Quiksilver Pro France.
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