Timing is everything, and If you happen to be in the Encinitas area of San Diego, you just might come across this new Nixon billboard featuring our very own Nathan Fletcher.
So by now everyone’s seen all the grotesquely epic waves that Teahupo’o produced this last weekend of August. I mean, for the average person such as yourself and I, even going out there on a boat would be some kind of kamikaze suicide mission… Never mind getting towed-in and trying to surf that unflinching rogue.
But when has Nathan ever been considered average? Nathan is (g)narly by nature. As a Fletcher should be.
We’re stoked to see that Nathan, once again, pretty much stole the show. There have been massive amounts of attention and coverage going his way, with some even claiming that Nathan’s wave at Teahupo’o might very well be the biggest ever ridden out there. ESPN is calling it the “wave of the year”.
And who are we to argue with such a declaration?
Now, we wouldn’t take ALL the credit, but it’s pretty cool that a week before the US Open, Kolohe Andino stopped by the Astrodeck Office to pick up some of our traction pads for the contest. Heat after heat, he became the giant killer, and found himself in the semi-finals where he was eventually taken down by overall 2nd place finisher, Yadin Nicol.
And speaking of Yadin, check out the pic below as he prepares to leave the competitor’s area and hit the water. Looks like the Aussie contender jumped on the Astrodeck bandwagon. Yeah, you like that, just as much as we do, dontcha? That board looks really solid with the Adeck.
In fact, we’re stoked that a lot of guys who were riding Astrodeck did pretty well overall: Ian Crane, Shane Beschen, Timmy Reyes, the Gudauskas trio, etc.
Pretty good representing Astrodeck, guys. Pretty damn good.
Nathan went to Costa Rica a little while back with Ivan Florence. And while the waves weren’t ideal, Nathan and the grom made the best out of the situation.
Analog posted up what transpired.
Click on the link and check out the photos. (And if the link doesn’t work, cut and paste. Come on, why do I even have to tel you that? Are you new?)
Fiji has been going off and everyone from Kelly Slater to Bruce Irons is there. In fact, Nathan is there with Bruce now and they’re having a blast. Apparently Nathan even caught one of the bigger waves of the day yesterday. Just wanted to share this link with you that Transworld Surf posted. Some great pics of Nathan on it, so check ‘em out!
We’ll be posting up a little Summer update on Nathan next week. But, for now, here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ that should tide you over:
Nathan Fletcher getting a nice one at Pipe.
(If you can’t directly click on the link to view the video, just copy and paste. Simple as that.)
Nathan just added Nixon Watches to his roster of sponsors. He’s the first surfer in two years to be added to the team.
It looks like it’s gonna be a beautiful relationship, kid.
Click the link and scroll down to read more about it.
Nathan just got back from a surf trip to Costa Rica with Ivan Florence. (The pic above doesn’t have anything to do with the Costa Rica trip but we just felt like posting it anyways and, so, what you see is what you get.) Typical of Nathan, of course, he had a great time and made the best of it. Now he’s back in California for a spell; surfing local breaks and catching up with the family and being good ole eclectic Nathan.
So there’s your little Nathan Fletcher update as of now.