John John cruises to 2nd straight world crown

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John John Florence earned his second straight world championship Monday at the Pipe Masters on Oahu. Surfing just steps from his backyard, Florence reached the final heat, coming up just short against Jeremy Flores, who is now a two-time Pipe Master. Florence clinched the 2018 title when Gabriel Medina lost in the quarterfinals.

“It’s even harder to stay at the top in sports than it is to get there.”