Kelly Slater VS John John Florence At Copacabana Beach

The world famous Copacabana Beach — usually a barely surfable 1ft close-out, but occasionally on a big swell it roars to life and becomes….. a barely surfable 6ft close-out. Probably not surfable at all unless you’re Kelly Slater or John John Florence — or commentator Ross Williams, who completes the three man heat. See the dude at 10 seconds who says “Kelly’s mean, John’s nice”? That be Peter King, the man responsible for Hurley’s #Tournotes series — which means there’s probably some better footage on its way.

Speaking of which, here’s a clip from PK’s Instagram of Kai Otton, Kelly and John John all coming a cropper during the same session, one after the other:

Might as well #Jump! Rio beachies not making it easy for the best in the world today… @ottz16 @kellyslater @john_john_florence #Tournotes

A video posted by Peter King (@peterkinglajolla) on


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