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Florence is on top of the world

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    Griffin Colaptino, 19, won the Vans Triple Crown title, becoming the first from California to win it.

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    Florence surfed his way to a second-place finish in the event.

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    Haleiwa’s John John Florence, above, was paraded around the beach after he clinched his second world championship during the Billabong Pipe Masters on Monday.

Haleiwa’s John John Florence didn’t flinch under heavy pressure Monday and secured his second straight world surfing championship in the Billabong Pipe Masters. Read more

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