Nate Florence Makes Getting Caught Inside At Third Reef Pipe Look (Almost) Fun
POV from the XL tumble wash.
Ever watched Pipeline on a maxed-out day?
For every decent wave you see, there are six washing over the takeover zone with no discernable escape route. Beyond that inherent danger, guys on boards 8'0 above are positioned throughout the football-field lineup, waiting for a roll-in to come their way. When it does, you better hope you're not in their line.
This sort of surfing is chaos and terror and beauty all rolled into one, but terror definitely takes precedence. Unless you're Nate Florence, who seems to find comedy and pleasure in getting positively steam-rolled.
Watch Nate's latest vlog for a real-world look at surfing Pipe on a maxed-out day. It's long but worthy.