One wave, four covers, countless video views, and with the Billabong XXL awards upcoming, this beast might be the gift that keeps on giving for Nate Fletcher, and I’m not talking about the herp.
This Teahupoo monster, of all the mutated monsters that were attempted that day, was the gruesome prom queen.
A handful of Surfing’s greatest rides have ended in torment, and this is one of them.
This wipeout ranks up among Jay Moriarity’s iron cross, Flea’s Waimea base jump, or Mark Mathews’ Shipsterns aquatic avalanche. One could even argue that this wave stands alone at the top of the eating-shit podium.
Here Nathan sits down with Surfer Magazine to tell the tale..