It doesn't take more than a quick show of hands from surf fans the world over to know that the North Shore's own John John Florence is one of the greatest talents the sport has ever seen. Whether he's on the cover of the latest issue of SURFER Magazine or stomping the most technical of airs on the World Tour, John John is taking the surf world by storm. And in today's ever-hungry world of media, that kind of recognition means that you have to keep the people satiated. To feed his fans, John John's been busily working on his latest film, View from A Blue Moon, for quite some time.
Next week Wednesday, November 12, the film—which was produced by John John and Blake Kueny—will make its Hawaii debut right here on the North Shore at Sunset Beach Elementary with an after party at Surfer the Bar. The trailer, shot in stunning 4K and voiced over by Hollywood's own John C. Reiley, begins with the story of John John's upbringing on the North Shore's scenic shoreline and transitions into a series of jaw-dropping cuts that reflect John's life.
"The first surf film shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe," says the film's description. "From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean."
This is sure to be a game-changing move for the surf world. If you're not fortunate enough to be at Surfer the Bar for the premiere, the film drops online on December 1.