Read into this what you will.
We read that John John, along with everyone else in the surf world except all of Brazil (and maybe Portugal) thinks Medina is… a bit of tool.
Backstage in the surfers’ area in France: Kelly asks John John to let him win the QPF final, if he were to make it, as he needs the points… In the end of course, it didn’t matter.
Hurley and Peter King’s Tour notes series is a pretty cool behind the scenes look at WCT events. Note how stiff and awkward and weird John John can be on the LIVE? Here he’s funny, relaxed, witty. Rather than pay lip service with stock, non quote quotes “Super tricky heat” “He’s always tough to surf against”, PK manages to get some actual banter out of your surf heroes. Bravo!
In the end of course, we suspect it’ll matter not. Gabriel looks all set to become the first Brazilian ASP Men’s World Champ in history, after a great year on tour.
Are you hungering for a South American World Champ?
Would like to see more praying to Jesus of Nazareth at the water’s edge, or less?
Should they change the ratings system last minute and just give it to John John anyway?