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This Is Dane Gudauskas

Surfer Dane Gudauskas Playlist & Interview Last Updated: Feb 25 2022

Exploring wave riding through an open mind.

Nickname: Dane - O

Born and raised: Southern California

Based now: Southern California

Stance: Goofy

Sponsors: Vans, Channel Islands Surfboards, Hydro Flask, Jack’s Surfboards

What do you like about where you live now?

California is beautiful. I like the wide variety of waves and how diverse the landscape is. You can drive North or South and it's always an adventure.

When and how did you start surfing?

I started surfing at Doheny Beach in Dana Point with my family. Just getting pushed into tiny waves, it was a blast.

Where is your go-to surf spot?

Lower Trestles

Please tell us about the surfboard you usually ride. Brand, shaper, dimensions, fin setup, etc.

I love riding all the designs from Channel Islands. They have such a wide variety from short and Wide, to epic shortboards and even into big wave guns. I always appreciate the hard work the team puts into building them and it gives me confidence when I have a CI under my feet.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

I love Cloudbreak in Fiji. It is a special place and the people are so amazing. It is the best feeling when I am there.

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?

Anywhere with some long left-handers!

Which do you like more, Air or Tube?

Tube

Which do you like more, Noseride or Maneuver?

Maneuver

Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why? (tell us the video title)

Explore Your Mind.

Who are the surfers that inspire you?

Occy, Skip Frye, Nathan Fletcher, and Dave Rastovich

What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?

All the Sonny Miller films

What are the films/movies that inspire you? (other than surf films)

Music Documentaries

Other than surfing, what are you passionate about?

Cooking, health and wellness and caring for plants

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Burning Spear, The Byrds, Band of Gypsys

Tracks you love?

Spotify Playlist: This Is Dane Gudauskas

  1. "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by the Byrds
  2. "Man In The Hills" by Burning Spear
  3. "Power to Love" by Jimi Hendrix
  4. "Journey in Satchidananda" by Alice Coltrane
  5. "Cocody Rock" by Alpha Blondy
  6. "Jelebi" by Ismael Lo
  7. "Take Five" the Dave Brubeck Quartet
  8. "Row Jimmy (Live at Gizah Sound & Light Theater, Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 16, 1978)" by the Grateful Dead