John John Florence Withdraws from PipeDec 05, 2018
2X World Champion John John Florence has announced via Instagram that he is withdrawing from the 2018 Billabong Pipe Masters due to not having complete trust in his injured knee.
Feeling really good to get back in the water the last couple weeks. I think I’m close to 100%, but I'm not there yet.
I noticed this week that I still don’t have full trust in my movements, which has always been my test for returning to competition. The Pipe Masters is my favorite contest on tour so it’s a really difficult decision, but I am going to withdraw from the event.
Wishing everyone luck out there!! It has been insane watching everyone send it during this last swell!!
John John Florence dropping into a backdoor gem during the 2017 Billabong Pipe Masters