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.