Middle Flo bro shows kindness to surfing elder…
There’s never been much notice paid to Nathan, the middle Florence brother. There was the paddle-in at Teahupoo that lifted eyebrows, of course, but, for most, the spotlight remains fixed on his theatrical older brother John John.
Over the course of a couple of interviews, I have found Nathan to be pleasingly off-centre, whimsical and cheesy, like synth-laden music.
Describe your older brother’s personality.
He can be super mature, just ’cause he has to deal with so many interviews and business-like stuff, but then at the same time he’s more immature than me and Ivan… especially when he gets drunk.
What does he do when he’s boozed?
He looks like a little kid. He looks like a five year old.
“I can tell you the cruellest thing (John John) has ever done to me. When I was 10, he threw a rock at my face and knocked out all my front teeth. He had perfect aim.”
“I was actually thinking it would be sick if they chose the president by a Gladiator’s tournament. The guys have to be super smart but super good at warfare fighting stuff, too. Like they have to fight their way to the top. They put ’em through a maze kinda thing straight into a battle thing so that our president would be, like, the gnarliest fighter and the smartest. Then there’s not some guy just giving orders. He could go and destroy if he wanted to.”
Yesterday, Nathan posted a breezy little POV clip surfing behind pal Billy Kemper.
Before long, and as his his wont, Kelly Slater soon got into it.
“I totally trust you to get to barrelled behind me at backdoor this winter a lot,” wrote Kelly.
“I can hold your hand through some barrels old timer, like walking a grandpa across the road, I got you.”
Oh he’s good.
And it made me think: well, it’s time I lifted the telephone and called Nathan again.
But what should be asked?
Gimme a dozen questions and I’ll call him tomoz.