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Video: Nathan Florence X Planet Earth in the Galapagos

Pop quiz: What are TGR's two favorite things? WRONG. Yes, we love Kai Jones and Pearl Street Bagels, but we like Nathan Florence and marine iguanas even more.

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In all seriousness, we've been enjoying following Florence's adventures in the Galapagos. Not only is he a world-class surfer, he might be the next Sir David Attenborough. While he lacks complete and encyclopedic knowledge of life cycles and migratory habits and whatnot, he more than makes up for it with stoke. We've never seen anyone quite this excited to watch big turtles eat grass.

The first 12 minutes of the video are focused on Nathan exploring the Galapagos' copious neature, so to see Florence take on the titular slab, skip ahead to 12:11.

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The Florence brothers are on a roll. John John is injured, but still tentatively on track for a berth at the first-ever Olympic surfing competition. There has been rampant speculation about the potential for Kelly Slater to edge him, but Florence has implied that he has Olympic aspirations, injury notwithstanding: View this post on Instagram Back in the water #tokyo2020 A post shared by John john Florence (@john_john_florence) on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:31pm PDT