There’s been a hell of a lot play out in JJF’s 2019 after this footage was captured. A win at Bells, A win at Margies, reclaiming the yellow jersey, then the mystery knee injury. The latter of which is shrouded in utmost secrecy. Reports range from a mild strain to a complete rupture of the ACL, which he’ll have to surf without to claim another title before going under the knife.

Here we take a deep dive behind the scenes as John kicks off his year at the Quiksilver Pro, and although a little dated now given all that’s happened since, it’s still worth watching and gives a good insight into John.