Kelly Slater VS John John Florence At Copacabana Beach
Turns out Brazil's most famous beach gets gnarly
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: