Nathan Florence, dubbed "the world's smartest surfer" cameos at Shark Island.
Hawaiian big-wave superstar almost paralysed in horror wipeout three weeks ago shocks Australian surfers with dramatic cameo at the country’s heaviest wave, “I want the people to watch what is going to be consecrated here!”
"A true champion, face to face with his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above."
But three month ago, the sexy powerlifter turned Only Fans star Nathan Florence was being rushed to hospital by Kai Lenny after a wipeout during a twenty-foot day at Jaws, that snapped a vertebrae in his spine, later crediting his regime of deadlifts from saving him from a life in a chair.
Now, the brother of US Olympian who was once dubbed the Jan Brady of surfing, falling in the cracks of the three Florence boys, big brother John John, world champ, little Ivan, ice-cold skater, has appeared at Shark Island, just south of Sydney airport, wrangling the biggest and best waves of the day in a surprise cameo.
"It goes beyond just feeling good. It’s a state of mind as well.”
It ain’t cruel to note that big-wave surfer and founder of the Big Wave Tour Gary Linden, who has been whittling boards in his Oceanside factory for almost fifty years, is in the sunset of his life.
Linden, who was born only five years after the self-annihilation of Hitler in his Berlin bunker and in the same year Chinese and North Korean commmies stormed the thirty-eighth parallel, ain’t slowing down, however.
In this edit from the Caribbean, we see the seventy three year old giving hell to a hurricane swell, with very little obvious decrepitude in his approach to surfing.
The compelling star of Vans' Weird Waves series rides a five-minute long tidal wave in remote Indonesia!
If you flip to page 314 of the latest Guinness Book of World Records, a compendium of record-breaking feats that was the brainchild of the Managing Director of Guinness Brewery Hugh Beaver in 1955, you’ll find an entry for most turns on a wave.
An obscure record, yeah, but currently held by Cristóbal de Col for 34 turns on a wave at Chicama in Peru, occasionally and lazily referenced as the world’s longest lefthander.
Held by dirty old Cristóbal that is until a few days ago when Puerto Rico’s Dylan Graves (whom you must never ask about old interviews where he said he liked to swish his long hair around women’s breasts, sometimes head-butts his friends when he’s boozed, and likes it “when girls aren’t afraid to let some dirty shit come out. I just like it when they say fuck”), uploading a video to YouTube where he triumphantly rides a five-minute long tidal wave in Indonesia, completing an astonishing forty turns, even throwing in a couple of quasi-airs for good measure.
“One of the funnest/longest rides I’ve ever had on a short board and it happened to have 7 identical twins,” writes Graves. “Recently got to experience/ surf a tidal phenomenon in Indonesia known as the Bono to the locals or in the surf world as the 7 ghosts cause of a unique feature known as “whelps” that occur in undular tidal bores when a tidal wave front is followed by secondary waves known as whelps. In this case there are 7, hence the name 7 ghosts.”
Graves, who is thirty-seven, has submitted the ride to the Guinness people and is awaiting confirmation of his astonishing feat.
A slick edit of the event is in the works, says Dylan, which promises to be “even better than an excellent milkshake served by a happy fat waitress.”
The world's best surfer John John Florence drags a Bells Beach sunrise into his net.
On eve of Bells Beach Pro, John John Florence releases stunning ode to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, “Everything can happen here. Even the miracle of becoming loved again.”
“I feel fresh and clean, ready to fly up to paradise!”
As the oldest sibling in the Florence triumvirate, John John would always jump out of bed first, his heart beating fast and his mouth wet with the desire to do good.
He is a driven man and at almost thirty-one and with two world titles strapped around his waist, the self-confessed “prisoner of danger” can lay claim to being the best surfer in the world.
On the eve of his return to Australia for the Bells Beach Pro, which is proudly supported by discount camping retailer Kathmandu, John John has released an eighteen-minute ode to the Great Ocean Road, the cord of bitumen that wraps the Southern Ocean from Torquay to Allansford.
It’s true what they say about the Great Ocean Road, “Everything can happen here. Even the miracle of becoming loved again.”
An essential watch for those who enjoy their personality profiles rare or medium cooked.
Koa Rothman, left, and Only Fans Powerlifting superstar Nathan Florence.
World’s sexiest Only Fans star smashes internet with gripping advice on how to get better at surfing fast, “I went from zero airs to having the best surfer in the world say, ‘Hey, give me your knowledge on how to do aerials!”
Along with Hawaiian heartthrob and scion of North Shore strongman “Fast” Eddie, Koa Rothman, the twenty-eight-year-old Florence is compulsive in his telling of how he went from “zero airs” to “having my brother, the best surfer in the world, say, ‘Hey, give me your knowledge on how to do airs.’ I was doing two three-hour sessions a day at Logs (Log Cabins), worst storm winds ever, over and over, body slamming on the water, studying footage, coming in near tears and in a rage of frustration!”
Florence says that even though “most of our surfing was learned from a young age and ingrained into our reflexes” he missed the boat, as they say, when it came to airs.
He says his two-time world champ and Olympian brother’s advice was perfunctory, at best.
“He was, like, get a ton of speed, go down the line, make sure it’s a good wind and go off the section. I said, ‘Don’t say that to me again. I’ve been doing that for a month straight every day.”
“And, so, he had to think about it more and started giving me little tidbits, look over your shoulder instead of your chin, where are your arms, why is your stance so narrow, why is your board so heavy?”