The Billabong Rio Pro is in full swing, and just in case you are missing John John Florence from the competition due to his ankle injury, don’t fret. “Begin Again,” the latest film effort by John John and his crew, showcase some of his pretty sick moves in a nice 4-plus minute clip ditty.
According to filmer, editor and pal Blake Kueny, it doesn’t mean starting from scratch. “Begin Again means a new beginning. It’s emptying out the hard drives and starting again fresh.” That means that all the footage in Begin Again is John John in his prime, pre-Snapper (before MRI scans and ice packs were even in the picture).
According to SURFER Magazine, “It is an A-grade cut. The edit is built on solid foundations. It’s what good surf films used to be: a great surfer in epic waves.”
We have to agree. You’ll enjoy this clip. It starts off with some close-up and artsy-ish footage set against a slower-paced “I’ve Got A Crush On You” by New York Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta. Then bam… on to John John and friends’ slick skills, set against a more aggressive “Feel It” by Wake Up Lucid.
Hopefully John John will be back in the saddle for Fiji, but for now enjoy this cool video of his friends and family: which also star Nathan Florence, Ivan Florence, Kiron Jabour, Koa Rothman, and Eli Olson. Filming by Damien Robertson, Daren Crawford, John John Florence and with Phantom footage from Chris Bryan.
Last but not least, savor the last clip, undoubtedly the future of surfing footage.