Photos: :Timo


The 21st Century Man has done his best surfing since bucking the system and doing things his own way. Dane Reynolds, purveyor of Summer Teeth tee shirts, editor of, and free surfing freak, has talent for days, but he’ll be the first to tell you, talent only gets you so far. It’s what Dane’s done with his god- given gifts that’s most interesting. He admits to “feeling bad about beating my friends,” in contests, and in large part because of this he doesn’t surf in too many these days. The last couple of years he’s been preoccupied with turning the camera around on his friend Craig Anderson. In the final stages of production for his first feature film, the two have been traveling, filming, and surfing all over the world. And when not on the road, Dane remains ensconced in Ventura County, where the beach breaks are plentiful and powerful, and the right points are about as perfect as they come. An admitted homebody, he prefers the company of his lifelong crew of friends and longtime girlfriend Courtney. He pops into the Channel Islands factory from time to time, where he’ll whittle out a couple of crude boards then take them for a test run at Rincon. Every once in awhile he’ll drop a new clip on Marine Layer and everybody will say, “Did you see the latest from Dane?” His spontaneity and ardent dedication to going for broke at all costs keep people coming back for more, and he’s smart enough to know it doesn’t matter if he’s wearing a jersey or not.



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