Watch: Nathan Florence // There and Back Again

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

With older bro out of action, all eyes are on Nathan Florence and his new film, 'There and Back Again'. It's a regulation surf bio, buoyed by Nathan's light-hearted charm and artful reading of heavy water waves. On that score, most of the locales are to be expected - Chopes, Nias, Puerto - but the few waves at Bocas del Toro are a highlight.

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Eugene Green commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 8:37am

Best thing I’ve seen for a long time.

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NickT commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 10:37am

Totally agree

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daisy duke kaha... commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:18am

Who da guy always complaining about slo mo in videos? Cant remember his name but it doesn't matter, he'll be here shortly.

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Sprout commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 11:54am

I'm normally one of them, hate slow-mo, but if you're going to use it this is how it's done. A spattering of less than 1sec super slow-mo and straight into pumping full speed waves. Also looks sick on my new 4K TV.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:24am

Great vid. Very creative. How good is the picture quality! Some of those slomo close up pit clips are pretty surreal, not to mention the insane takeoffs. Why use a knife to make a sanga when you can use a surfboard fin.

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Bungan33 commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:25am

Man...that ability to take off full speed under a pitching lip is art. Gotta learn me that...

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bill-poster commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:40am

Pressure piling onto the youngest Florence to perform.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:51am

What's the go with getting ya hair cut on screen? JJ the other day and now Nathan.. maybe they can call it the "Floblow"?

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lucky-al commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 5:25pm

it's the peluqueria mate! get some!

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 10:50am

haha, don't be silly I don't need a new hairstyle.....look at me, I'm already blonde and beautiful!

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radiationrules commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 9:57am

lovin' these longer format films (NVT one too); you get to learn something about how critical and gustsy these take-offs are when the vision gives you context, not just the money shot barrel, setting it up is fascinating to me.

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Bungan33 commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 11:22am

Except of course 4:26....thats the prices you pay for your art....ouch...

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rooftop commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 12:58pm

Awesome.

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lucky-al commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 5:38pm

Rad!

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wbat commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 7:02pm

That really is pretty special.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 at 10:08pm

Epic.

That fade into the pit on the take off at Panama is nuts. He's nuts!