Being the son of surfing legend Herbie Fletcher and the brother of air pioneer Christian Fletcher has been no easy task for Nathan Fletcher. But no one can deny he has been true to his mission from day one.

In the latest installment from their Follow Your Mission series, Nixon dives into the life of Nathan Fletcher.

It includes a routine with lots of physical and breath training so Fletcher can conquer the big swells he continually hunts down. “You have to paddle like there ain’t no other wave coming in, ever.”

And it’s balancing that pursuit with being a father, and weighing the risks of surfing against having “so much to live for” as a family man.

Making a name for himself aside from his family’s has long been Nathan’s mission, and he has accomplished it and then some.

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