After years of sailing around Hawaii and exploring the coast for different surf spots, John John Florence and his crew gear up for the ultimate sailing trip from Hawaii to Palmyra Atoll in the Northern Line Islands. John explains how learning the art of sailing has brought him even closer to the ocean, and how he’s able to translates that into his surfing.

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