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.
Given how much Nate surfs, it's safe to say that he's been closed out more than the vast majority of surfers. He also has an innate ability to make complex topics palatable to less experienced surfers, and doesn't take himself too seriously, which is a major plus. In short, dude knows his stuff, and it's fun to listen to him talk shop.