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World’s No. 1 Becomes World Champ

Salute to Nixon athlete John John Florence on his first WSL title and MEO Rip Curl Pro win.

Everyone saw this coming. It wasn't a matter of if, it was a matter of when. Early this morning PST, Nixon athlete John John Florence made it official, winning the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal in the process.

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We're beyond stoked for John John on achieving his ultimate goal, and for our partners at Nixon and their steadfast support along the way. This year's title couldn't have gone to a more deserving, humble, and hardworking surfer.

Somewhat selfishly, we're also stoked to see Florence do it all wearing his signature watch that we designed for him alongside our partners at Nixon, the Comp.

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With the form that John displayed over the last several months of this season, it's hard to imagine that we won't be seeing him at the top of the leaderboard for years to come. Check out the links below for more on John's win, the story behind designing the Comp, and to visit Nixon's site to get your own.

Nixon.com
Surfline Recap
The Comp - Case Study