NATE FLORENCE'S IRISH LUCK
Over the last 20 years of professional surfing - both in and out of competition - very few individual waves have received as much fanfare and kudos as Nathan Florence's Irish slab. If you've been living under a rock and haven't seen it, then today is your lucky day.
Armed with his Nathan Florence Big Wave Fins and his 10ft Big Wave Max Leash, Nathan tackled what is considered one of the gnarliest barrels ever seen.
Watch Nate take the drop and talk us through the equipment he rode on the day.
“THAT WAVE AND HOW CRITICAL AND STEEP IT GOT - WE’LL NEVER KNOW IF A FOUR-FIN OPTION WOULD HAVE SLID OUT, BUT MY THEORY IS THE THRUSTER, HELD THROUGH THE FOAM BALL AND GOT MOMENTUM AGAIN.” - NATHAN FLORENCE
“I’VE BEEN USING THESE FINS IN ALL MY STEP-UPS… IN MY 6’6, 6’4 AND 6’2 AND THEN I’LL SWITCH THEM TO OTHER FINS WHEN I RIDE SMALLER BOARDS.” - NATHAN FLORENCE.
NATHAN FLORENCE'S BIG WAVE GEAR
FCS II Nathan Florence Big Wave Tri Fin Set
Nathan Florence's signature FCS II Big Wave fin in premium performance-glass material tested and proven in Hawaii, these precision-cut fins are built for big wave surfing.
FCS II Nathan Florence Big Wave Quad Fin Set
Nathan Florence's signature FCS II Big Wave Quad fins in premium performance-glass material, tested and proven in Hawaii. These precision-cut fins are built for big wave surfing.
FCS Protect Max Big Wave
For protection against the strength of big waves. The protect series leashes have all the bells & whistles of the essential series - with added strength.