"Do I actually want one of these fucking things?" Dane Gudauskas asked himself as he sat in the Cloudbreak channel, watching the biggest, craziest waves he'd ever seen thunder past.

But it didn't take long for him to reach a conclusion: "Hell yeah I want one of these things!"

"It's fun," he reflects, "to go, What is inside of you? What can you do? And you don't know unless you're putting yourself into a critical situation."

Ain't that the truth. The Great Dane duels with Pipe, Chopes, Cloudbreak and various other monsters, and generally gets barrelled off that perpetually smiling face of his.