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‘Heavy Water’: Nathan Fletcher Air Drops from a Helicopter

The use of helicopters has become a norm in skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking—but not so much in surfing. Big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher changed that when he aired out of a chopper onto a big wave. The stunt can be seen in Red Bull Media House’s latest surfing documentary Heavy Water, which follows not just Fletcher’s journey but also his prolific surfing family as a whole. The maverick hails from a lineage of surfing pioneers like his grandfather who pushed big wave surfing at Waimea Bay and his dad who experimented with tow-surfing with a jetski.

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Following in their footsteps, Fletcher is making his own mark on the sport through his obsession with jumping off things. When he reached out to Red Bull to see if it was possible to incorporate a helicopter into his antics, they we’re thankfully on board with the stunt. The movie will be in theaters on June 13th. For more information to find a film screening near you, check out the official film page

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VIDEO: Maximum Barrel with Nic Von Rupp at Skeleton Bay, Namibia
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VIDEO: Maximum Barrel with Nic Von Rupp at Skeleton Bay, Namibia

VIDEO: Maximum Barrel with Nic Von Rupp at Skeleton Bay, Namibia

Namibia's Skeleton Coast doesn't have a lot going for it. The desert coast is inhospitable, home to dense fog, less than half an inch of annual rainfall, and over 1000 rusting shipwrecks. The local San people referred to it as "The Land That God Made in Anger," which is both quite poetic and a pretty solid indication that it's not a very nice place. RELATED: This Smooth Surf Edit is Yoga for the Eyes The major draw, besides shipwreck-sightseeing, is Skeleton Bay, home to some of Earth's

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VIDEO: How to Fall in a Closeout Barrel with Nate Florence
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VIDEO: How to Fall in a Closeout Barrel with Nate Florence

VIDEO: How to Fall in a Closeout Barrel with Nate Florence

Have you ever been surfing at Pipeline in Hawaii, caught a perfect barrel, and realized that you're not going to make it out of the barrel before it crushes you? No? We haven't either, but it happens. So, in anticipation of a future surf trip during which we'll have developed the skills requisite to get barreled, there's no one we'd rather have prepare us for the perils of a closeout than Nate Florence.  RELATED: WSL Cancels 2020 Season, Makes Tour Format Changes Given how much Nate surfs,

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Stream the Portuguese Surf Film Festival for FREE
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Stream the Portuguese Surf Film Festival for FREE

Stream the Portuguese Surf Film Festival for FREE

It’s certainly been a weird time for surfing. The WSL's season was canceled. Who knows when we’ll be able to safely hop on a plane for that dream surf getaway. Not to mention all the beaches throughout the U.S. that have been closed altogether because of the pandemic. These days a little good news wouldn’t be so bad, which is why the Portuguese Surf Film Festival decided to offer their incredible line up of films for free through a virtual event. Sure, it doesn’t beat being on the beaches of