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Dane Reynolds – The best free surfer in the world

Photo courtesy of Quicksilver on Mpora.com

Dane Reynolds was born in Long Beach California in 1985 and is now widely regarded as one of the best free surfers in the world. As well as being a gifted surfer Dane Reynolds also manages to be one of the more humble and modest too – as anyone who has watched his movie First Chapter will know.

Now based in Ventura, California Dane is a surfing phenomenon the world over – well known for his experimental, acrobatic, aerial style of surfing.

Starting to surf at the age of 10 years old – Dane went on to appear in Kelly Slater’s progressive Young Guns series and then later in his own (2006 Surfer Poll winning) signature film First Chapter.

At 5’11 and 160 pounds, Dane Reynolds has the rare ability to fuse creative free surfing with the skills required to contend successfully in professional surf competitions the world over (in spite of his “go for broke” progressive style of aerial tricks).

As well as his surfing skills, Dane does not seem to be scared to share a more sensitive, introspective personal style through his blog www.marinelayerproductions.com which includes a range of arty video shorts, random photos and notes.

Competitive Surfing: At the time of writing Reynolds is placed 12th on the 2009 ASP World Tour. Dane achieved 3rd place in the Billabong Pro event at Jeffreys Bay South Africa as well as going on and making second place in the Hurley Pro at Trestles California where he battled in the final with Mick Fanning. In 2009 he has consistently finished in the top ten on a number of occasions the world tour.

Sponsors: Dane Reynolds in sponsored by a number of companies including Quicksilver, Channel Islands surfboards, DC and more.

Dane Reynolds Signature Surfboard: Dane Reynolds is sponsored by Channel Islands surfboards. His signature model in the collection is the ‘The Proton’. For more information on the Proton surfboard – click here. The manufacturer states that as the board is designed for one of the world’s most progressive surfers, it means the Proton board needs to be  ridden aggressively! For the latest info and behind the scenes photos of Dane and his surfboards it’s possible to follow Channel Islands on Twitter.com by following @sleds.

Dane Reynolds Surf DVDs:

  • The Collection  – Featuring Clay Marzo & Dane Reynolds
  • First Chapter
  • Young Guns 1,2 & 3
  • Dude Cruise
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Days of the Strange
  • The Present

Online Video Clips Featuring Dane Reynolds:

Dane Reynolds was born in Long Beach California in 1985 and is now one of the best free surfers in the world. In addition to being such a gifted surfer Dane Reynolds also manages to be one of the most modest. Now from Ventura, California Dane is a surfing phenomenon the world over - known for his experimental, acrobatic, aerial style of surfing.

As well as his surfing skills, Dane is not scared to show a more sensitive, introspective style in being a professional surfer.

His blog www.marinelayerproductions.com includes a range of arty video shorts backed with alternative indie tunes, combined with random photos and short travelogue notes.

Starting surfing at the age of 10 years old Dane originally appeared in Kelly Slater’s progressive Young Guns series of surf movies as well as in his own (2006 Surfer Poll winning) signature film First Chapter.

At 5’11 and 160 pounds, Dane Reynolds manages to blend being the worlds free surfer with the expertise to contend and win professional surf competitions at the highest level in spite of his “go for broke” progressive style of aerial tricks.

Competitive Surfing:

At the time of writing Reynolds is placed 12th on the 2009 ASP World Tour – and this is a result of Dane achieving 3rd place in the Billabong Pro event at Jeffreys Bay South Africa as well as then going on and making second in the Hurley Pro at Trestles California where he battled in the final with Mick Fanning. In 2009 he has consistently finished in the top ten on a number of occasions the world tour.

Dane Reynolds in sponsored by a number of companies including Quicksilver, Channel Islands surfboards, DC and more.

Dane Reynolds Signature Surfboard:

Dane Reynolds is sponsored by Channel Islands surfboards and his signature model in the collection is the ‘The Proton’.

For more info see: http://cisurfboards.com/sb_proton.asp or for regular behind the scenes photos of Dane and his surfboards at the competitions you can follow Channel Islands on twitter by following @sleds

The manufacturers state that as the board is designed for one of the worlds most progressive surfers - it means the Proton model needs to be ridden aggressively!

Dane Reynolds Surf DVDs:

· The Collection - Featuring Clay Marzo & Dane Reynolds

· First Chapter

· Young Guns 1,2 & 3

· Dude Cruise

· Stranger Than Fiction

· Days of the Strange

· The Present

Online Video Clips Featuring Dane Reynolds:

· Super slow motion air move – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmv1Ql0xs-8

· Lower Trestles Final V Mick Fanning in slow motion – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42yAIWPNCfU

· First Chapter Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz3pMPbkavE

· Behind the scenes short at the Billabong Pro Mundaka, Spain – http://surf.transworld.net/videos/dane-in-spain/

Cool interview video with Dane Reynolds – http://www.wetsand.com/video/43671/Dane+Reynolds+Interview/

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