Nickname: Dane - O
Born and raised: Southern California
Based now: Southern California
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?
Where is your go-to surf spot?
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?
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?
Which do you like more, Noseride or Maneuver?
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
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)
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?
- "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by the Byrds
- "Man In The Hills" by Burning Spear
- "Power to Love" by Jimi Hendrix
- "Journey in Satchidananda" by Alice Coltrane
- "Cocody Rock" by Alpha Blondy
- "Jelebi" by Ismael Lo
- "Take Five" the Dave Brubeck Quartet
- "Row Jimmy (Live at Gizah Sound & Light Theater, Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 16, 1978)" by the Grateful Dead