Fresh off the social media storm of the century, Dane Reynolds’ wildcard spot in the upcoming Hurley Pro at Lowers may now be in jeopardy. Reynolds hurt his wrist surfing Wednesday at Macaronis in the Mentawais, and is currently headed home to the U.S. for X-rays and the eventual diagnosis. With the Hurley Pro’s waiting period starting next Sunday, Sept. 15, the results of the scans will have an immediate impact on Reynolds and the event.
Reynolds’ trip to Macaronis with Nat Young and Andrew Doheny was cut short six days early because of the injury. The boys arrived the evening before the best forecasted swell of the year for Indo; after a few marathon sessions over the first couple days, Reynolds threw a backside air and landed with his hand caught between his board and his leg. Initially, Reynolds thought a day’s rest might be enough, but he tried to paddle the next day and knew he was done. He booked an appointment with a specialist in California and started his trek home.
There’s currently no speculation as to the severity of the injury, nor to what would happen to his Hurley Pro wildcard spot were Reynolds to withdraw. More details to come.