There are few young surfers in the world who get me amped about what’s possible in surfing and the direction our sport is headed the way Dane Reynolds does (Clay Marzo and Dusty Payne being a couple of the others). When Dane went down with an ankle injury following the Billabong Pro Mundaka, he left a noticeable void on the Dream Tour. With Kelly wrapping up the world championship so early and Bruce and Andy Irons going on sabbatical, Dane was one of the few guys left that really made the tour exciting to watch. Just like Slater, you really have no idea what you’re going to see on every wave he takes off on. Dane is single-handedly progressing the sport the way few others have.
Dane is working on making his way back from the brutality he imposed on his ankle. For the first time since injuring himself in Spain, Dane has opened up on his blog about the injury and where he’s at in the recovery process. Check the video, the very wave he injured himself on is a testament to how talented Dane Reynolds is.
His goal is to make it back by the time the Pipeline Masters rolls around and he seems cautiously optimisic about it. We look forward to his recovery and wish the best for the man Slater calls “the best surfer in the world right now by a mile.”
Posted by Shaun on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 in Surfing.