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John Florence is having an existential crisis. “Am I an air guy?” he asks us. Matt and Albee insist that landing ten-foot helicopter airs makes John an air guy. But John doesn’t seem to think he falls into the category. The truth is John is also a “barrel guy,” “turn guy” and “big-wave guy.” And he’s a “contest guy” who wins events in Brazilian beach break. I tell John not to worry about it. They are all just silly labels the surf world creates to simplify things. They aren’t mutually exclusive. Then I ask him to list his top 5 favorite “air guys.” Here they are, in no particular order: Bruce Irons Nathan Fletcher Chippa Wilson Matt Meola Dane Reynolds


Bali Belly Issue 001