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Dane Reynolds Withdraws from Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

| posted on April 11, 2011

Reynolds' knee injury has forced him to withdraw from the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Photo: Courtesy of ASP

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California / USA (Monday, April 11, 2011) – Dane Reynolds (USA), 25, a leading force in the world of progressive surfing and No. 4 on last year’s ASP World Title Rankings, suffered a knee injury prior to the Billabong Pipe Masters in December, forcing the Californian to opt for surgery. While rehabbing the injury, Reynolds was still out of commission for the season opening Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and sources have just confirmed that he will also miss the upcoming Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach due to the lengthy recovery process.

Although Reynolds knee is still too tender for competition, the progressive mastermind is hoping to make his return at the upcoming ASP PRIME Nike Lowers Pro in May at Trestles in California.

“Dane will not be attending Bells, but he is hoping his knee will be better by the time the PRIME event comes to Lowers in May,” confirmed Blair Marlin, Reynolds’ Manager.

Reynolds’ injury updates will be available via

For additional information on Dane view his full ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE.

  • Adam

    They should delay the contest… And not run it at Bells.

  • Johnny Z.

    Recovery from surgery takes a long time, longer than most doctors will claim. Especially something like knee surgery for a surfer. If Dane can resist the temptation to surf on it before it is fully healed, it will pay off enormously in the long run. Sit out half the year if you need to, Dane, because surfing needs you around for the long-term!

  • Whamo

    Dane’s a creative force of nature. I hope to see him back on the tour, soon. I do wonder, though, as his style of surfing seems to lead to injuries. I’d like to see him become a tube addict instead of a trickster.

  • Alek

    If its the same doc as Clay had, he’s prob in good hands. Get better Dane!!