Did Nathan Florence Just Surf the Heaviest Wave Ever Paddled at Teahupo’o?


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Not since the late great Andy Irons has a single ride at Teahupo’o generated so much chatter along the coconut wire. This wave — this ridiculously big, thick, wide and… basically impossible wave — has officially launched Nathan Florence into the annals of surfing history.

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At least as far as Kelly Slater, Sebastian Zietz and anyone else who witnessed the feat in person is concerned. Which makes perfect sense, as Seabass pointed out: “He’s a Florence.”

We can’t predict the future, but chances are you’re probably not going to see another ride this incredible for a very long time.

Video: Tim Bonython @swellchasers



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