Teahupo’o can be fickle. Teahupo’o can be angry. Teahupo’o can be out of your scope of mental and physical stability. But one thing it’s not; Teahupo’o is never without a dull moment.
The basic consensus from most people was that Koa Rothman took top honors this year for riding this crazy bitch out and making the impossible seem possible. But never one to hold back and always pushing his own endless boundaries, Nathan Fletcher was the guy who PADDLED, that’s right folks, PADDLED and not towed, into the biggest wave on May 14th. Dammit Nathan, you sure do up the ante all the time…
The following pics of Astrodeck Team Rider Nathan Fletcher were taken from various sources on the Internet.
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