John John Florence is the 2016 WSL champion.
“He dominated his semifinal over Kolohe Anding, knocking Medina out of the race. Then Conner Coffin staged a comeback against Jordy Smith, courtesy of a throaty righthand barrel to grab-rail cutback for a 9. And that was all it took. Jordy needed to win to take the race to Hawaii. Which would have been pretty cool—seeing John John win the title at his home break, and all. But Florence is probably pretty happy about clinching here in Portugal.” – magicseaweed