5 Surf Films That Blew Dane Reynolds’ Mind

| posted on September 19, 2011

With First Chapter and his collection of short films on, Dane Reynolds has proven himself an expert on what constitutes "mind-blowing." Photo: Glaser

1. Feral Kingdom (1995)
“I moved to the beach in 1996. All my friends were surfing. They had rad surf videos that I’d go to their houses and watch. Tyler had Good Times, and all I wanted for Christmas was Good Times. My parents got me Feral Kingdom; it was weird as shit, but it was rad. There’s a part where Shane Powell surfs a little right on a yellow board—killing it. I also liked Tom Curren’s section where he’s longboarding a small right with some native children in the shorebreak with a song about the tribulations of being a cow.”

2. Good Times (1996)
“Like I said, my friend Tyler had Good Times. He liked Rob Machado. I was like, ‘Nah, I like Justin Poston.’ We watched that shit like every day. Kelly didn’t have a real section, but he’s in it for like a minute, and he’s surfing so sick. There’s one wave where he’s going left, then all of a sudden a right is rifling at him, and he just turns and gets pitted. So sick. We thought it was Emma Wood, but surely it wasn’t.”

3. Montaj (2002)
“This shit really blew my mind. Taj’s airs were on meatier waves, higher than anyone else’s, with nice style, always tail up, and he usually was just coming out of a giant barrel. And there were like 750 of them in one movie.”

4. Lost at Sea (2000)
“Oh man, that day at Lance’s Right—I’d dream of that shit. There’s lots of memorable surfing here. Chris Ward’s tube-riding and airs at Lance’s…actually everyone’s surfing at Lance’s. And that session at Thunders, where Andy and Wardo are trading off barrels and getting all competitive. There’s a section of Cory Lopez at Macaronis surfing better than anyone on Earth.”

5. Lost Across America (1999)
“The Ventura section. It was like, ‘Holy shit, I surf with these dudes every day, and here they are in a real surf video!’ A sick surf video. Pro surfing seemed so attainable. I’d be like, ‘Oh my god, I was out that day. I saw that happen, and now I’m watching it in a surf video.’”

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  • chris

    who cares, guys a bum. Go to work one day Dane.

  • Ted

    Anyone know the …lost video song name, was one of my favorites back in the day.

  • Juan

    haha… who cares… he is a bum that makes more than you’ll ever make in your life without loosing respect for what he believes in. Plus he’s the most influential surfer on earth right now.

  • Thomas

    Concur with the last comment, danes the man.

  • jose

    Juan what is it exactly that Dane believes in? Most influential surfer on the planet….not anymore bud.

  • Beard

    Dane says shit a lot, huh.

  • camron

    @chris you mad

  • luke

    i like how every one is all anal and weird about this, he just likes surfing and now cuz he is good, makes money off it. that seems rad to me