Every once in a while in the surf world, a certain individual comes along who rises above adversity to meet challenges bestowed upon them. Nathan Fletcher is one such individual. He’s been through a lot in his life, more than most people get to experience in their whole lifetime.
Growing up in the Fletcher family had a lot to do with it. Both Nathan and his brother/mentor Christian were subjected to a side of life that most kids never have a chance to do: go on surf trips around the world, spend entire winters on the North Shore, own your own clothing companies, snowboard any mountain, skate and hang out with professional skateboarders, ride motocross in the desert, play in a band. You name it, Nathan’s done it and is damn good at doing it.
What’s on Nathan’s agenda in the next few years? “I wanna take art, music, and photography, and make it all into one collaboration of mixed media; out of control, my own personal style, stuff that nobody has ever done, like robotic art, music, and photos, like visual new-age theater. Everything combined with action sports. My life goal is to put all of it together. I wanna be part of the progression of flips in surfing. Be able to show people that you can go upside-down. The way a wave throws you, it's all possible to go upside-down and backward, land back in the transition and ride away from it.” Nathan is nominated for “Ride of the Year” at the 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards.
Bio courtesy of: Oakley