In my opinion, the wave John John had in round two was the best wave of the comp. so far. He got nice a deep in the backside barrel, spit out and actually did a nice big hack off the top and finished with another little snap into the dry reef. Everyone else was trying to milk these weak little cutbacks into the whitewater at the end of the wave and it was making them all look like non-ASP-tour-pros... So John John hacked it up in style with some power. He didn't get the best score, but he by far has the nicest style so far out of anyone.
3-4 yrs ago I wasn't a believer, but now I think he might wind up being the greatest #2. Barring injuries I'm sure we'll be watching JJF and Nat Young in title races for the next 10 years at least. Seabass is nasty too, I just don't think he cares about titles as much as just having fun, which is cool.