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Dan Malloy: The New “Chandler”?

north shore movieOur friends at Phoresia recently posted a great interview featuring Dan Malloy. The youngest of the Malloy brothers let loose some of his thoughts on the “green” movement taking place in the surf industry, “sustainability” as a marketing slogan, surf travel and other topics brought up through the well-formulated questions posed by Phoresia.

Dan’s thoughts on the level of surfing taking place in under-developed countries were particularly intriguing to us at 5ones…

“I was just in West Java. There is a kid named Dede there that is better than I will ever be. A better tube rider, better at airs, better at turns. And he is a good farmer too. It was really humbling. You know, Americans and Aussies kind of think we are the shit right now. But if these kids in third world countries ever get decent gear for a couple of generations they will be completely smoking us.”

Witnessing firsthand the level of surfing that takes place in a country like Nicaragua has led me to echo that exact sentiment.

On a side, and completely unrelated note (except of course for the pic. used in the interview), Dan Malloy firmly has my vote to play the role of “Chandler” if anyone ever gets around to making a sequel to the 1987 classic “North Shore”. There have been whispers of a “North Shore 2″ for some time now and the photo used by Phoresia and his overall outlook on surfing make Malloy the perfect fit to fill the role played by Gregory Harrison in the original. One could very well say that Dan Malloy is to “Chandler” as Laird Hamilton is to “Lance Burkhart”. As for replacements for Rick Kane, Vince, Turtle and the others…

Posted by Shaun on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 in Surfing.


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