John John Florence is the only surfer who can claim the 2016 World Surf League Championship Tour title at Supertubos, in Peniche.
Nevertheless, the world title race still includes no less than nine pro surfers – Florence, Gabriel Medina, Matt Wilkinson, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, Filipe Toledo, Kelly Slater, and Adriano de Souza.
Can the Hawaiian win his maiden world title in a beach break? Mathematically, it is possible. Florence will need to triumph at the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal or finish second. But there are more variables in the winning formula.