This Is What Fishies See When Nathan Florence Surfs
As live-scored by a miniature orchestra!
More than half of you will hate this video.
The surfing doesn’t come in until halfway through (1:38 to precise), and even then it’s incredibly slow and obscure. But if you can curb your desire for instant-gratification and consider the level of cinematography involved, you might walk away with a newfound respect for fully-submerged surf clips.
I’ll leave the music part of this edit alone, because I honestly don’t know enough to comment. On surfing, however, I have countless opinions.
The turn at 1:55 is remarkable, as Nathan’s board snaps into place and moments later we see a monsoon befall the water’s surface. What happened at 2:37, I’m still trying to figure out. Alleyoop? Chop-hop? And the ender clip at 3:16 is simply sublime.
Seeing our sport performed from this unique vantage point adds a different layer of profundity to surfing. How fucking lucky are we to dance on water daily?
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