Watch: Nate Behl // Score Lord
Text from Kandui Resort:
Two Questions We Get Asked on a Regular Basis:
1. What's the Heaviest Wave in Indonesia?
2. Who's the Best Surfer You've Seen in the Mentawai?
While everyone has an opinion these days, after almost 20 years in the Mentawai and Indonesia, the heaviest waves we've come across are Kandui Left, GreenBush, and Desert Point Grower. In regard to Best Surfer, of course Kelly, Andy, etc are top of the list but ask any of our local surfing crew, one name comes up every time without hesitation, Nate 'McNasty' Behl.
Nate has what we call the perfect combination of Talent and Stupidity. Talented enough to ride the heaviest surf in Indonesia and stupid enough to think any wave is makeable. The Result? 14 Minutes of the Heaviest Indonesian Edit we've come across.
Even tho he's no longer in the Ments and currently holed up in the Telos - I'd like to add Phil Goodrich to that list.
Definitely stylish but not sure he has Nate's lack of self-preservation.
Interesting topic in itself. Is the person who charges the hardest the best surfer?
Not if he doesn't make the waves, but it sure is entertaining to watch.
Pretty much a day's flight time from Jakarta to Florida, with a broken scapula. Poor bastard.
That thing from 13.06 - WTF
Balls of steel....
Madness without a Helmet
That Webster Board must be an old Favorite ...how's the Wax Job @ 13.44
heaviest edit for ages - full respect
hows the water-angle bumps he's soaking up in his legs and through his whole being as he bounces through those kandui funnels with the after burners on - fark
Without a doubt some of the best surfing you’ll see in those waves.
I always think he would benefit from a little extra board.
I am most impressed by his sunscreen or perhaps lack of it?.
Red beard, fair skin, never wears a Rashie, long sessions in tropical sun.
Skin slowly roasting into Pork Belly crackling....
He's a farken beast!
Especially at Green Bush, where the make rate is low & the consequences so high!
Different angle of Deserts too
Those two waves at 9:36 JFC! What a madC!
For years I've seen these heavy wave edits of his come out and they've always had this recklessness about them. Wild stuff.
Not sure why but it's that first wave at the Grower at 5:55 that was it for me. Paddling into that knowing what it will turn into as it hits the reef is terrifying, no-return kind of stuff.
Great waves! Rubbish music!
His insanely hard charging is the antithesis of Lars' insanely shit drumming.
Screamed at my TV last night when I saw those bombs at 9.36 (pause here), thats mental, man thats freeking great tube riding......
Fucking hell. That was incredible.
That should be mandatory viewing before any Indo trip. What a fricking maniac
Those waves at Grower around the 9:50 mark, looks like 15 foot Pipe. Fuck!!
whooaaaa.... that was epic.
Not sure if he hurt his shoulder from the impact or just from overuse.
Great charging backhand surfing, it would make sense to wear a helmet and some form of padded wetsuit to protect the back from the coral reef cuts. Less time out of the water recovering from bad injuries.
That naughty naughty tube pig sticking his nose back in the trough for a second serve at 12:45
That was nuts!
incredible, did not even know deserts got that big holy crap
Jesus … my knees hurt after watching that. Some incredibly technical tube riding skills.
What an animal!!!
Was pulling up the outside rail of my chair while watching that.
Who knows if he can lay a rail??
Who cares if we keep getting to see edits like that of him getting piped!
Having surfed one of the "Heavy three" I think I'll cut and run - leave that to the young folk now. No freakin way I have any interest in the 2-3 day journey home broken and busted up....open wounds festering with coral bacteria!!!
Mind blowing courage (or insane levels of reckless abandon - or both)
All I want is to get as barrelled as Nate without needing regular visits to the orthopaedic surgeon - is that so much to ask?
Sick clip and music too .. his a beast no fear ..