As with every year, we have many great athletes to celebrate, and 2016 would be no different. And, one of those for 2016 would have to be John John Florence, who brought Hawaii its first World Surf League championship since 2004. In total points, he finished far ahead of his nearest competitor, and he also racked up championship wins at both the Rio Pro and the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. I.e., he is your top surfer in the world today!
Name: John "John" Florence
Date of Birth: October 18, 1992 (Libra)
Hometown: Haleʻiwa, Hawaii
Height/Weight: 6'1"/168 lbs
Sport: Professional Surfing
--- 2016 World Surf League champion