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