Check Out – Dane Reynolds

Name: Dane Reynolds
Age: 14
Hometown: Ventura, California
Height: 5’2″
Weight: 105
Sponsors: Rip Curl, Channel Islands, Dragon Optical [IMAGE 1]

I first met the fifteen year old from Ventura when I went to shoot with the Curran brothers in Oxnard, California. I had been asked to shoot with little Dane by the fellas at Rip Curl, who no doubt neglected to tell me that within this kid lays a powerhouse I’ve yet to see in any mini-grom his size. I’m going to say this once and that’s all: Watching Dane surf was like watching the new frontier of surfing. Dane’s more-than-solid backhand attack was unbelievable. Catching wave after wave, and sharing the lineup with the Curran’s¿Dane got more solid shots in a shorter amount of time than I’d ever seen any kid do yet. His easy-looking flow off the bottom, and straight-up attack to the lip was as good as that of any eighteen year old, yet at a mini five-foot-nothing. Dane appears to be surfing years ahead of his class.¿John Keppler

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