John John Florence just wrote his name into the surfing record books.
The surfing world was captivated Thursday as the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave competition took place for just the ninth time since 1984, and Florence came out as the winner with a score of 301.
Ross Clarke-Jones (278), Shane Dorian (270), Jamie Mitchell (249), and Kelly Slater (238) rounded out the top five.
Check out the highlights (and lowlights) from a wild but awesome day in Waimea Bay, Hawaii.
Arguably the biggest highlight of the day, though, was seeing 66-year-old Clyde Aikau, Eddie’s brother, hit the waves. He was the only person to compete in all eight previous competitions entering Thursday, and he extended that record streak with a nice run of his own.
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