Surfing BIG Waves! What's it really like? w/ John John Florence (Hawaii)



Koa Smith gives an in-depth breakdown of an outer reef big wave surf session with John John Florence. From getting caught inside, to water safety and conquering fears, get an inside look and more in this exciting video!

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28 comments

  1. Thank you to everybody for the amazing support and comments on this video! We'd love to hear any ideas you have for future videos. We're more psyched than ever to deliver amazing content for you guys. We want your help ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. You send good vibes with your commentary and good editing of the waves you experienced, how you were able to punch through that majestic face had ur guardian angel for da push ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿฉธ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฝ yeah but I got barreled

  3. Humble when you share your stories , that's what keeps me watching…. been watching your family's videos for a long time… much appreciated

  4. I am not a surfer but I take my hat off to you guys for putting your lives on the line. I guess the big goal is to get to Portugal?

  5. ๐Ÿฅดyeaaa sticking to small waves ๐Ÿ˜ญ I donโ€™t think I have the courage, paddling capability and good swimming skills to survive that ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  6. ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ”ฆ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰โ˜”๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿฆž

  7. Thanks dude. Youโ€™re a coolass and even though I never had this kind of swell, it is really what I felt surfing bigger waves than I should.
    Thanks againโ€ฆ!

  8. Getting there is 1/3 of the ordeal. For many years there were no PWCs even if you could afford one. Fear, lots of fear to deal with. The most frightened I recall being was around 3-4 a.m. pulling out in the pitch black of night never knowing exactly where we were. Sitting out there, seeing only stars and hearing voices they came. When the nothingness consumes the cosmos and the stars disappear eaten by an unseen black razor the adrenalin shot is almost crippling. Pulling to meet the nothingness is more frightening then sitting in ambush in Vietnam was. There is that little voice that whispers it is coming…it always does.

  9. Never been out on waves on North side even close to this. But I do know the feeling of excitement and fear as you scratch desperately to not get caught inside a bomber set.
    And sometimes getting caught inside is part of the sport.
    Definitely not a fun part.

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