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John John Florence is no slouch when it comes to having an air game. In fact, he’s probably the best, along with Fil Toledo. So when John went to West Oz, we knew there’d be fireworks like this off-axis flip that he landed with apparent ease. Bravo, Mr. Florence. Bravo.
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Shane Dorian Admits his Big-Wave Days are Numbered (via WSL)

Shane Dorian was all smiles after capturing his second-straight Billabong Ride of the Year honor at the Big Wave Awards show Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif. He was also named Surfline’s Overall Performance winner based on his very prolific season of bagging beasts. The former world tour star turned big-wave legend has been enjoying one of the most prolific careers in pro surfing history. But in the wake of this historic big-wave season Dorian has a firm grasp on reality.

“Honestly, this would be the perfect time to just plant my board and the sand and walk away,” he joked afterward. “To pull a Greg Noll and walk away…but I’m just not there yet. I know it’s coming but I still really enjoy riding big waves.”

Shane Dorian won the award for Billabong Ride of the Year as well as for Surfline Overall Performance -- for the second year in a row.Dorian won Ride of the Year and the Surfline Overall Performance honors at Saturday’s award show. – WSL / Zach WojcikThat said, the emotional toll of this remarkable El Nino season won’t soon be forgotten for Dorian, who felt like he was putting his life on the line more than ever. “When it kicked in–how hard it kicked in–just, bam, bam, bam, bam, all these giant swells…and they wouldn’t stop and they wouldn’t get downgraded and they wouldn’t get windy, it was phenomenal…but it was tough leaving home every week.”

Shane Dorian at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 15, 2016. Photo by Aaron Lynton. An entry into the 2016 Tube Award category.Shane Dorian never gives less than 100%. – WSL / Aaron Lynton

Dorian’s acutely aware of the fact that this El Nino may be the last one he’ll be able to enjoy in his prime. “Brock Little told about what happened to him–about the day every big-wave surfer faces,” he explains. “He tole be he paddled out at Waimea Bay on about a 15-18 foot day and suddenly didn’t want any part of it, and he knew that’s when he was done…that day is coming for me…I’m not there yet, but when it does come I’m not going to fight it. Surfing’s been very good to me.”

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Another HUGE Congrats to Shane Dorian for winning the 2016 Surfline Performance Winner!

2016 Surfline Performance Winner: Shane Dorian

Shane Dorian at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on Febrary 10, 2016. Photo by Danny Ecker. An entry into the 2016 Tube Award category.One of Shane Dorian’s epic rides from the past year. Photo by Danny Ecker. – WSL / Danny Ecker

Surfline Overall Performance Winner: Shane Dorian

It was a year of years in the big wave surfing world. Multiple swells pounded Hawaii, the West Coast of the US and even Europe in the North Atlantic. And among all the days of giant surf, Shane Dorian was on fire in nearly every session he was in the water for earning the Surfline Performance Award for the second consecutive year.

Surfline Overall Performance Nominees

WINNER: Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA)
2. Jamie Mitchell (Currumbin, Queensland, Australia)
3. Greg Long (San Clemente, California, USA)
4. Aaron Gold (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
5. Kai Lenny (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
6. Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz, California, USA)
7. Mark Healey (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
8. Trevor Carlson (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
9. Pedro Calado (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
10. Will Skudin (Long Beach, New York, USA)

Shane Dorian - Surfline Overall PerformanceShane Dorian, winner of the Surfline Performance Award for the second consecutive year. – WSL

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Congrats Shane-O! Shane Dorian nabs 2016 Ride Of The Year at the WSL Big Wave Awards!

Billabong Ride of the Year Nominees

1. Shane Dorian at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 10, 2016. Video by Dan Norkunas.
2. Nathan Florence (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on May 28, 2015. Video by Tim Bonython.
3. Albee Layer (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 25, 2016. Video by Elliot Leboe.
4. Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on December 6, 2015. Video by Ryan Moss.
5. Tyler Larronde (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Maverick’s, California on February 4, 2016. Video by Josh Pomer.


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VIDEO: John John vs Medina in France (via Surfing Life Australia)

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