A little more than two years ago, surfer Nathan Gocke paddled out at his usual surf break, stoked to ride the four-foot swell that was rolling in on that foggy winter morning in the South Bay – the same way he did most Saturday mornings.
The 32-year-old Los Angeles native, who had been surfing since his early 20s, never dreamed it might be his last ride.
Gocke's life was about to change forever, as an accident at the break would leave him with a broken neck and paralyzed from the chest down.
"A wave kicked me the wrong way, took me up over the falls and threw me head first into the sand," he explains in Laguna filmmaker and Emmy nominee, Richard Yelland's, documentary, "Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story," which premiered Wednesday on Fuel TV.
The short film, produced by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, will air again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.