Florence, John John

Lanky pro surfing phenomenon from the North Shore of Oahu; two-time winner of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing; WCT-ranked #3 in 2014, by which time he was regarded by most as the world's most advanced surfer. "To be this good," surf writer Brian Roddy wrote, "to be this adored, to have his skills so acknowledged by everyone from Reynolds to Slater, is something of a wonder." Or as writer Erik Cannon phrased it, "Must be nice to have to the world by the balls.”

Florence, a blond-haired, blue...