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Geographical inaccuracies aside, here's another cracking clip from Nate Behl - the infamous Indo charger from Florida

Last week, Nate arrived in Nias, just before the government shut the planes and ferries. After not surfing for six months through the Floridian summer he's now locked into the Indo program.

This vid, however, was filmed last year between injury, illness, and shit bad luck. Says Nate:

"Last year turned into kind of a shocker. Towards the start of my planned stint to Indo I tore my MCL right before the best run of swell of the year. I went home and got it repaired.

"Then flew to Namibia in August and was on the plane that got turned around during the swell of the year due to the airport not letting us land because of weather and radar complications.

"Then flew back to Indo in Sept, got stuck in a typhoon in Japan on the way over for two days. Ended up that I missed the swell, and then another swell popped up. Then I got a massive infection before the second swell, and then flew back home.

"Still thankful and happy to have been able to travel, and managed to throw this together of some clips from the trips."

The bottom vid, just one wave, was filmed at Desert Point last week.

All footage by Justis St John.

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DAW commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 9:47am

Epic waves
Bloody woeful soundtrack

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 10:06am

That wave at Deserts was caught on a 6’0

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Ape Anonymous commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 10:21am

Jesus fuck!
I want

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Island Bay commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:29am

2:46!!!

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Jono commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:30am

Deserts wave insane

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tango commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 12:14pm

Hows that glass at the vault? jesus.

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brett68 commented Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 6:24pm

wow, feel sorry for Nate with all that bad luck - what a terrible life he leads

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Mac Snaps commented Monday, 21 Sep 2020 at 10:36am

Perfect.

(the waves, not the soundtrack)

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memlasurf commented Monday, 21 Sep 2020 at 11:03pm

Anybody think the board was acting a bit weird just didn't seem happy was twisting and jerking all over the place? Maybe just a bit small.