John John Florence on the Impact of Protective Gear in Big Wave Surfing

January 18, 2024

JJF has plenty of experience when it comes to surfing large waves, which he brings to bear in the rest of the video outlining the leaps and bounds surfers and safety gear manufacturers have made.

Though he may be biased (John John’s company, Florence Marine X, sells an impact suit), there’s little doubt that a big part of that advancement is due to protective gear, such as impact suits, flotation devices and helmets.. While a lot of this gear has been around for some time, the technology behind it and the number of options to choose from has grown by leaps and bounds. The Inertia