Watch: Nate Behl // Covid Caves

Stu Nettle
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Here he goes again, first Mötley Crüe, then Ratt, now Nate Behl has backed his surfing with more eighties thrash in Metallica's 'Master of Puppets'.

But really, it could be Tiny Tim and you'd still be getting the chicken skin and heart palpatations 'cos every wave is either perfect or perfectly ridden.

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Gowsa commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 3:12pm

Some serious heavy waves to be surfing on your relative lonesome
Hard Core

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dawnperiscope commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 3:16pm

thought i was seeing things by the time I got to the last 2 waves.. wow!

Ride on

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stunet commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 3:25pm

I stretched the four minute clip out to six minutes repeating those last two waves. Incredible...

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simba commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 3:48pm

Well thats what perfection looks like .....big waves small boards .

simba

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surfstarved commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 4:18pm

...and a rather large set of gonads.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 5:01pm

The righthander is Apocalypse I'm guessing. That's a pretty nasty section at the end of the wave aye. You wouldn't catch me out there that's for sure.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 5:19pm

That's Bankvaults in the Mentawai.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 5:22pm

Yeah most of it is Bank vaults, the last two water shot ones i think Riffles, he was staying at Kandui resort in October and scored both, few of these waves were shared on FB.

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 7:00pm

I didn't realise Bank Vaults had that deadly inside section. Looks dangerous. How'd you fare Indo?

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Stok commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 9:17pm

It's not too bad, I've had it up to about 6-8ft and you can usually pretty safely eject prior.

More annoying is when you get caught inside and think you can paddle straight out again, that section just clamps down.

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Dan87 commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 7:19am

I thought they were all rifles. From memory Bank Vaults shouldn't have an island in the background?

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Island Bay commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 4:45pm

Botik Island

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Dan87 commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 6:26pm

Fair enough.
Those last two! What a mad c*nt!!!

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 5:33pm

Yeah perfect up to a point, right before they close out on almost dry reef. Gnarly. Both those end sections must of claimed so much human flesh over the years.....

Pristine

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Solitude commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm

How does he not get FA-logged straightening out on the right’s end section?
Do pros have magic healing feet?

Wow, those last two waves are special. Doing a fair impression of backlit 10-12’ pipe

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garyg1412 commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 10:54am

My thoughts exactly. If that was me I'd end up having skin grafts in hospital for the next 6 months.

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joesydney commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 at 11:24pm

Great track and timing! I have been introducing my 3 and 5yr old daughters to heavy metal. They love the head bang and they ask some relevant questions when watching the vids. Why are they so angry? Where are the girl singers?

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drodders commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 5:56am

Those last 2 waves would have won Wave of the Winter for the last 10 years!! If they were on Hawaii. I love his clips, incredible, fearless surfing. His Webster’s go well.

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Tim Cook commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 6:43am

Looks a lot like G Land

Mothman

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Bungan33 commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 1:24pm

If you've surfed Deserts, those waves take on a whole other dimension. Falling at fraction of that size almost always ends up connecting with the reef...I have no freakin idea how they get away with that - especially that end section straighten out on 3 feet of water with a cascading triple over head waterfall behind you. Insane.

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NDC commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 2:04pm

Full tilt - that was GREAT..

PS - I know a lot of people know the waves etc. they're in no way secrets, But do we have to name them? better if we don't I reckon... just sayin

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Spuddups commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 4:41pm

Good call. I was just curious I guess but in hindsight I probably shouldn't have gone there.

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NDC commented Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 at 9:24pm

Cheers

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PCS PeterPan commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 5:04pm

Those last two , if they're DP , hand that man a beer !

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Walk around G commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 7:07pm

Barrel MASTER....MASTER.......so crazy Nate Behl, those giant DP lefts....fark that, all your's you mad charger. Yeeew

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The MIDdleman. commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 8:39pm

Deep.

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