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If you haven’t already heard, we’ll get to see the “go for broke” surfing style of the enigmatic Dane Reynolds (USA), 27, who is officially a wildcard for the 2013 Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks, which is coming up from March 2nd – 13th. It’s the best kind of news for fans, who love Dane’s experimental and aerial maneuvers.

In round one at Snapper, Dane will either face Kelly once again, or world champ Joel Parkinson.

“As a wildcard you’re automatically the lowest seed in the contest so you get a really tough draw in the first three rounds which makes it really exciting but also really difficult,” Dane said. “Those guys have a crazy heat win record. They’re on top for a reason and you definitely have to surf your best to even have a chance. Joel would definitely be a fun heat but I’d like to surf against Kelly too, that’s always an experience.”

But of course, we all want to know… will he ever plan to return to tour? “Never say never, but it’s unlikely in the near future,” said Dane.

Well, his presence at Snapper is good enough for now.

In the meantime, NY locals can head to Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Brooklyn this Friday and check out Dane’s latest photo installation, as well as his apparel collaboration with Vans.

And of course, you can get your original Vans gear here at Beckersurf.com Continue reading

Becker Surfboards, one of the original surfboard builders and surf shops in the South Bay, will be the main sponsor this year at the 3rd stop of the annual South Bay Surf Series, to be held Saturday, March 9th, 7am-5pm, at 26th St. in Manhattan Beach. Last year’s event had well over 200 contestants surfing, in addition to the hundreds of attendees that came throughout the day. There will once again be board demos, raffles, food, drink and an assortment of beach activities open to all in attendance, contestants and non-contestants alike.

The South Bay Surf Series is a six-event series of contests meant to bring the stoke to the tight knit South Bay community of surfers and beach goers. Along with Becker, additional sponsors include: Billabong, XCEL, Sector 9, South Bay Toyota, Von Zipper, Kustom, Air Pacific, Dakine, and Watermans Restaurant.

For additional info regarding the South Bay Surf Series or to enter the contest, visit or southbayboardriders.com or call (424) 260-7222 Continue reading

Today is AI (Andy Irons) day. The Governor of Hawaii declared February 13, 2013 as Andy Irons Day. Forever. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii.

As we know, Andy’s life touched thousands of surfers everywhere with his surfing skills, determination, and personality of smiles and fires. He sadly left us and the surfing world when he was only 32 on November 2, 2010… much too young and too soon. Andy is survived by his wife Lyndie and son Andy Axel Irons, who was born 2 months after his death.

In honor of Andy, the only surfer to have won a title at every venue on the ASP calendar, check out his “I Surf Because” video above, his biggest wipeout video below

And here are some of his most famous quotes:

I am the people’s champ.
I can’t get mad at losing if the guy I lost to wins the contest.
I have my friends, and I surf because it’s what I have always loved doing.
To me, failure is not living up to my potential.
You got to go in the mud sometimes to figure who you are.

Make sure to check out the AI collection here. Find out the background story behind all the tees here. Continue reading

Master surf film maker Jack McCoy’s Red Carpet World Premier Event of “A Deeper Shade of Blue” will be next Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. With “A Deeper Shade of Blue,” McCoy ventures into a new realm: … Continue reading

No plans tonight? Join world renown surf photographer Steve Sherman for a night of storytelling accompanied with an epic slide show. The AI Forever/Who Would be King show will be showcased at The Privateer in Oceanside, CA Wednesday, January 15, 2013.

Sherman is one of Surfing Magazine’s most beloved staff photographers at large. Sherman started his photography career in high school working in the darkroom for the school paper. After he graduated, Sherman went to work for Transworld Skateboarding as a darkroom technician for Grant Brittain, which ultimately transitioned to his career as a photographer.

The event begins at 7 pm sharp and Sherman plans to share intimate stories to go with the Andy Irons images, along with providing the inside story on Kelly and Parko’s showdown at the Pipeline Masters last month.

It’s promised to be a special night! Plus, giveaways include some #aiforever /t-sherms collaborative shirts.

Hope to see you there! Continue reading