Longtime SURFING family member William Sharp shoots Dane more than anyone else. He agreed to share a few of his images with us here.
Airing out on the north side of Ventura Pier, as seen from the parking structure. One of those neat offshore afternoons that has Cali written all over it.
Dane was employing the rope technique this day, as the current was pretty strong. Dane would let go of the rope, drift down to the peak and snag lefts like this one. Sinking his rail for forward momentum.
Every place on the coast was blown out this day. Dane takes us to one of his nook-and-cranny sandbars near Calleguas Creek, and he ends up surfing some of the best tubes of the winter. Rifling his way through some Kirra-looking barrels Cali-style.
As we saw at the Lowers World Tour contest recently, Dane has a flair for the dramatic. Where did that come from? Surfing with his friends and pulling moves like this, at his home break.
--Words and photos by William Sharp