Watch: Nate Behl // Tube Hog

Stu Nettle
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Not a pro surfer, not a free surfer, Nate Behl made a name for himself as a surf guide in the Mentawais. He'd make impromptu cameos in various edits simply by virtue of being on the biggest and heaviest sets. He may not have been the star, but you can't leave performances like that on the cutting room floor.

Though he calls Florida home, Nate has been on the road the last few years, bouncing between Indo and Hawaii. The result is a swag of great waves, about four minutes worth, all of it getting barrelled. Here it is, topped and tailed, with a fitting title to boot.

PS: I'm calling the wave at 0:38 arguably the heaviest Kandui wave I've seen.

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Fraser G commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 9:16am

Insane wave... this would have to come close as well 4.20 mark.....also some of the best barrels I have seen by a female,,,get this girl a chopes wildcard...

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bipola commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 9:19am

excellent

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NDC commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 10:01am

Love seeing relatively underground guys like this... the standard of surfing to me is mindboggling, they're making Kandui look easy but you look closer they getting bounced, bucked, slowing down, speeding up, its overhead, he's backside, it just kees throwing for ever.... thrilled with my own modest surfing life but would also give my left nut to have reached that standard and know what that feels like - thanks all, great clip

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 10:55am

12 second backhand barrel... fucking awesome!

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 1:29pm

yeah nah.
like the underground component - more of that please - but wtf is the go with the revamp on the worst of 80's US rock.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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tango commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 3:07pm

Geez, dunno about that, Stu.... I reckon the waves in the post from Craig in 2018 are in another league...

https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2018/08/29/watch-nate-be...

There's also mental footage of him at Rifles floating around.

NDC, I'm with you about how good it would be be, though I'd decline giving up a nugget for the privilege. I reckon the real question is how the fark those guys keep putting themselves in such hairy situations knowing what could happen.

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maddogmorley commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 3:22pm

That session with Ando on his 5ft something hypto kryto was also right up there for the heaviest waves i've seen at that joint

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Robert McGowan commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 5:53pm

This ain't to bad either: https://vimeo.com/144071220#at=17

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Casp commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 5:59pm

epic!

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amb commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 6:14pm

my god!

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 9:54pm

skitz.

cheers

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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Philip Dewick commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 9:43am

How's the spin and take-off at 1:45. Wow

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Timmy5656 commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 4:40pm

Fuck they really had to wrangle couple of those waves and others clean as , nice to here the band playing that track put a lot of effort into the lyrics!!!!

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rooftop commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 10:22pm

That was incredible.