John Florence Wins The 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

John John Florence hoists the 7th annual Da Hui Backdoor Shootout trophy and the ensuing $40,000 winner check. Photo: photobrent/SPL
John John Florence hoists the 7th annual Da Hui Backdoor Shootout trophy and the ensuing $40,000 winner check. Photo: photobrent/SPL
2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout champion John Florence. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout champion John Florence. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
While most of his competitors were going left at Pipe, John John enjoyed an empty Backdoor lineup. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
While most of his competitors were going left at Pipe, John John enjoyed an empty Backdoor lineup. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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Kalani Chapman on the wave of the winter...again. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL
Kalani Chapman on the wave of the winter...again. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

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Reef Mcintosh from the Quiksilver team sets his rail and hopes for the best. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Reef Mcintosh from the Quiksilver team sets his rail and hopes for the best. Photo: photobrent/SPL

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4th place finisher Mark Healey. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
4th place finisher Mark Healey. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Newly signed to Hurley, Evan Valiere puts it all on the line at the Shootout. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Newly signed to Hurley, Evan Valiere puts it all on the line at the Shootout. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Evan Valiere pulls the rip cord. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Evan Valiere pulls the rip cord. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 3rd place finisher Makua Rothman. Photo: photobrent/SPL
2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 3rd place finisher Makua Rothman. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Kalani Chapman, Kala Alexander, and Reef Mcintosh wait for a break in the sets before paddling out for their heat. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kalani Chapman, Kala Alexander, and Reef Mcintosh wait for a break in the sets before paddling out for their heat. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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Nathan Fletcher from the winning Vans team that aslo included Kalani Chapman, Sion Milosky, and John John. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL
Nathan Fletcher from the winning Vans team that aslo included Kalani Chapman, Sion Milosky, and John John. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

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Da Hui's Kala Alexander coming in hot to the first reef at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Da Hui's Kala Alexander coming in hot to the first reef at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Volcom's Dean Morrison rushing Backdoor. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Volcom's Dean Morrison rushing Backdoor. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
How can someone take a nap with ten-to-twelve foot Pipeline going off right in front of you? We'll excuse her 'cause she's hot...
How can someone take a nap with ten-to-twelve foot Pipeline going off right in front of you? We'll excuse her 'cause she's hot...
Who drags their knee and arm on a ten footer at Pipeline? Mark Healey that's who. Photo: photobrent/SPL
Who drags their knee and arm on a ten footer at Pipeline? Mark Healey that's who. Photo: photobrent/SPL

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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.