Anyway, here’s an impressive little highlight reel of the reigning world champ from his winter on the North Shore aptly titled “My name is John. ” Whether that title is a hint or a coincidence is uncertain.
I, myself, had one the other day that I pondered for a grand total of thirty minutes: “Does John John enjoy being called John John, or does he prefer just John? ” You see, plenty of surfers have nicknames from childhood they’ve been unable to shake.
I seem to remember a time a while back, too, where JJF attempted to drop the second John from his name. “It’s just John, now,” I imagine him saying to old friends. That change never took.
Read more here: The Inertia