by Christina Yeager
Surfing is hard. Professional surfing is on another level. A level that Dane Reynolds has reached many many times. Dane Reynolds is a professional surfer who has competed in the X Games, and the ASP World Tour. He didn’t just find this success overnight. From the beginning Reynolds was motivated and dedicated to what he knew he wanted to do. Former homeschooler, Dane Reynolds first found his passion for surfing at the age of 10 and from there he just took off.
Dane Reynolds was born September 7th, 1985 in Long Beach California. Dane really rose to stardom after he finished 2nd in the ASP World Qualifying Series behind Jordy Smith.
Reynolds started to homeschool after he dropped out of public school at the age of 16. He chose to homeschool so he could really get started with his surfing career. Homeschooling gave him the opportunity to pursue his education and his dream.
On WCT, his ranking was 19th with 4066 points in 2008. In 2009, he moved up to top 10 with 5219 points. The following year in 2010, he tied fourth in the 2010 ASP World Tour. Reynolds also found major success with his first video “First Chapter” where he won the award for Best Male Performance in a video. The video also won Video of the Year at the 2006 Surfer Poll Awards.
Nowadays, Reynolds helps run a new clothing company called Former. He has also made appearances in numerous films.