John Florence making the amazing look easy. John Florence is sitting at 3rd on World Championship Tour. It is even more amazing considering that the rest of the top five surfers are seasoned WCT competitors. Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater have been dominating the top spots for years. While people keep predicting the end of the old-school and the rise of the new wave of talent, those old names keep popping up in the WCT finals. John Florence is the the highest ranked young surfer at this made way point in the year. If he stays up there he will be a favourite to win when it comes down to the Pipe Masters. Can he win the WCT and usher in the new era of pro surfing?