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Nate Tyler Wouldn't Leave Central California If It Was Up In Flames

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Nate Tyler Wouldn't Leave Central California If It Was Up In Flames

Nate Tyler wouldn't leave California's central coast if it was up in flames.

Oh wait. It is/was. 

If that alone doesn't convince you, allow the above clip to serve as a testament that Nate truly loves being home.

While most surfers can't wait to get on a plane to hither or yon, Nate is among the few who prefer the comfort and convenience of their native region to the excitement and potential of surf travel. Even if the waves in his zone are generally mediocre, Nate finds a way to be incredibly productive, which is perhaps how he's managed to keep a surf career going for upwards of 15 years. 

Also, those crazy sculptures Nate makes probably give him an unparalleled understanding of balance, which leads to less falling and more clips. 

The mid-length film above was bottled, distilled, and distributed by Matt Payne, who shot the entire piece on 16mm film. Because aesthetics!  

 

 

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