A magnificent and mesmerising spectacle!
In this superb edit from the YouTube channel of John John Florence, we see its master help the Australian Jack Robinson make his debut at twenty-to-thirty-foot Waimea Bay.
The two-time champ Florence, who is thirty, and Robinson, twenty-five and doomed never to win a world title so long as Filipe Toledo is alive and Finals Day is held at Lower Trestles, join the honking caravan of surfers at the Bay, uncoiling a pair of Pyzels equipped with full-deck traction for the occasion.
While the pack dances in wasteful circles, John John plunges his Pyzel to the hilt, taking off deep and, occasionally, straight into the barrel.
The elfin-faced Robinson, beaming beneath a coil of honey hair, is happy just to shuck a few nickels and dimes with his new friend.
Wipeouts add to the magnificent spectacle.