John Florence Wins The 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

North Shore lifeguard and Da Hui Backdoor Shootout contestant Dave Wassel tries to avoid the Pipeline guillotine. Photo: photobrent/SPL

North Shore lifeguard and Da Hui Backdoor Shootout contestant Dave Wassel tries to avoid the Pipeline guillotine. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Bruce Irons from the Volcom team pig dogs his way into the first reef bowl. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Bruce Irons from the Volcom team pig dogs his way into the first reef bowl. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Evan Valiere eyes the boil on this second reef bomb. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Evan Valiere eyes the boil on this second reef bomb. Photo: photobrent/SPL

3rd place finisher Makua Rothman on thick one—he made it out, too. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

3rd place finisher Makua Rothman on thick one—he made it out, too. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Sion Milosky from the winning Vans team. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Sion Milosky from the winning Vans team. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

John John wasn't the only teenager charging at the Shootout; Makai McNamara making his old man and uncle Garrett proud. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

John John wasn't the only teenager charging at the Shootout; Makai McNamara making his old man and uncle Garrett proud. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Pipeline prodigy John Florence wins the 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in thundering 10-12 foot barrels.

Results
1st. John Florence $40,000
2nd. Kalani Chapman
3rd. Makua Rothman
4th. Mark Healey
5th. Fred Pattachia

Winning Team
Vans (John John, Kalani Chapman, Nathan Fletcher, Sion Milosky)

John joins guys like Johnny Boy Gomes, Pancho Sullivan, and Jamie O’Brien as a winner of this specialty event.

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