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Of Course Nate Florence Found The Biggest Barrel In The Ments

Mutton-chopped brothers continue great plundering of the sea. 

elsewhere // Jun 3, 2024
Words by Jack Oneill Paterson
Reading Time: < 1 minute

The world is shrinking, and I have some burning questions for Nathan Florence.

What happens when there are no worlds left to conquer? When every wave has been pillaged for joy, every battle bravely fought and won, and every arriving swell meticulously vetted, only to be deemed inferior to a past triumph? 

Will you be satisfied? Will you continue to surf, knowing that you’ve masticated on every crumb of pleasure that the natural world is capable of feeding you? Or, like Alexander the Great, will you look back upon your dominion and cry the tears of a monster?

Over the past two weeks or so, Nate’s been pretty quiet on the socials, which seems to be a developing trend when something rather memorable is about to go down. Nate never seems to hype up a swell or leak any travel updates. He just appears, like an explosion of magical fungi from cow dung, in exactly the place he needs to be in order to blow your fucking mind. 

The latest upload is heavy on the mutton chops and Florence Marine X accessories, and displays Nathan and younger brother Ivan in waves typically too plump and portly to be of Indonesian ancestry. Things get real serious around the 10:20 mark, but you should treat yourself to the full-course, if time permits.

To learn about the inner dwellings of Nathan’s brilliant mind, read Stab’s interview with the 2023 Best Surfer on Earth, here. 


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